Induction Training Programme
Under the aegis of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Nation Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT)
28th November 2017 to 20th December 2017
Spoken Tutorial Team of IIT Bombay conducted an Induction Training Programme under the aegis of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT), an initiative of MHRD, Govt. of India, during 28th November 2017 - 20th December 2017
About 120 teachers from various Universities/Colleges registered for the program. Mr. Harshit Bhardwaj, Assistant Professor in Computer Science & Engineering Department, Dronacharya Group of Institution, Greater Noida, attended the Induction Training Programme.
Day 1: 28 November 2017
The Induction Program was inaugurated by Prof. Devang V. Khakhar (Director, IIT Bombay), Prof. Deepak B. Phatak (Department of Computer Science, IIT Bombay) Prof. Kannan Moudgalaya (Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay), and Prof. Sridhar Iyer (Department of CSE & IDP in Educational Technology, IIT Bombay).
After the inauguration, Prof. Kannan Moudgalaya discussed the objectives of the course and its contents. The participants introduced themselves and shared their expectation from the course.
During the second session, Dr. Rangan Banerjee (Head of the Department of Energy Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay), gave a brief introduction on Status of Higher Education in India. He spoke about the responsibilities of University Grant Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and National Board of Accreditation (NBA).
Prof. Deepak B Phatak, discussed Fundamental Responsibilities of a Teacher. He emphasized on Time, Concern, Encouragement & Empowerment, Adaptability and Ethics for a Teacher.
Later Prof. Kannan conducted a session on Introduction to the LaTeX and Scilab.
Day 2: 29 November 2017
The session of the day was conducted by Prof. Kannan on Latex. Spoken Tutorial videos of LaTeX was played for the participants to make them understand “How to write a letter using LaTeX”.
Practical implementation of Documentation using LaTeX was demonstrated. It continued with a session on How to use Mathematical Expression using Latex and How to insert Equations & Table of Contents in a Text File using Latex.
Day 3: 30 November 2017
Prof. Kannan conducted a session on How to Build Curriculum Design and Content Development of Spoken Tutorial courses. He continued the session with an explanation of Spoken Tutorial Translation and Dubbing Methodology and described in detail the English Timed-Script Method, Google Input Tools for UNICODE Fonts and Review by Language expert.
Ms. Nancy Varkey (Member of Spoken Tutorial Creation Team), discussed, “How to use the most of ICT in your classroom". She also gives a brief introduction about the “Spoken Tutorial” and spoke about its benefits.
Day 4: 1 December 2017
Prof. Kannan conducted a session on "Pedagogic Techniques & Teaching and Learning Methods". The objective of this session was to make the participants understand Conventional, Non-conventional and Innovative methods of teaching.
Spoken Tutorial videos of Libre Office was played for the participants.
Participants practiced "Libre Office". It was followed with playing of Spoken Tutorials videos of "SciLab". Participants later did Hands on Practice of Scilab".
Day 5: 2 December 2017
Dr. Indira Koneru (Administer Moodle for IBS India) conducted a session on “Effective Use of Technology for Teaching, Learning and Evaluation". She gave a brief introduction about Digital Classroom, Teachers’ Preparation, ICT based teaching methods, ICT based assessment methods and role of ICT tools in teaching and learning.
She later talked about "Moodle” (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment), an Open Source Learning Management System (LMS) Participants later did hands on practise of "Moodle".
Day 6: 4 December 2017
Prof. Ravindra Gudi (Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay) conducted a session on "Continuing Education"
Prof. Ravindra Gudi conducted session on "Qualified Institutional Placement” (QIP) and the ways in which QIP can be implemented. He insisted on promoting strong industry-institute interaction.
Dr. D. K. Ghosh conducted session on "University Structure and Functioning". He described National Academic Governance, Accreditation and University Acts.
Day 7: 5 December 2017
Prof. Uday N. Gaitonde (Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay) conducted a session on "Curriculum Design and Content Development". The objective of this session was to make the participant understand how to design Curriculum, Content Development, Digital Resources and Online Resources.
Prof. K. Mangala Sunder (Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras) conducted session on "Online Resources" in which he discussed Remote Learning and Innovation Strategies, Challenges in Effective Learning and Strategies, and Challenges in Effective E-Learning.
Prof. Padma Satish (Industrial Research and Consultancy Centre - IRCC, IIT Bombay) conducted a session on "Intellectual Property and Ecosystem in Academia".
She later conducted another session on "Intellectual Property and Ecosystem in Academia". She briefly discussed Intellectual Property Rights-IPR, Patents, and Patent Protection Process.
Day 8: 6 December 2017
Dr. Jayshree Shinde (Department of Educational Technology, SNDT Women's University, Mumbai), conducted a session on "Planning for Pedagogy Shift" and on "Taxonomy of Objectives of Pedagogy Shift", Dr. Shinde explained Cognitive Process Dimensions such as Creating, Evaluating, Analysing, Applying, Understanding and Remembering.
It was followed by a session on "Curriculum Committees and Processes" by Dr. Supratim Biswas (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay).
The fourth session of the day was conducted by Ms. Madhulika Goyal (Member of Spoken Tutorial Team) on "Instructional Material" in which she spoke about the resources/tools that help a teacher to ease, motivate, enhance and promote teaching and learning activities.
Day 9: December 2017
Dr. Ritayan Mitra (Assistant Prof., Education Technology, IIT Bombay) conducted session on "Metacognition", i.e., one's knowledge concerning one's own cognitive processes and Dr. Padma Satish conducted a session on "R & D: Opportunities and Implementation". She discussed the types of R & D such as Academic Research, Sponsored Research, Industry-relevant Research, Collaborative Research and Development, Consultancy Projects and Policy Research.
Dr. Sachin Patwardhan (Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay) later conducted a session on "Introduction to Research". He discussed "Creative Thinking Skills and Research" and said that the process of carrying out research requires a combination of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) i.e. critical (analysis, evaluation) and creative thinking.
Day 10: 8 December 2017
Prof. Varsha Apte (Head-Computer Centre, IIT Bombay) conducted a session on "Misuse of IT". She differentiated between good & bad use of technological invention by humans.
The next session of the day was conducted by Prof. Soumyo Mukukherji (Dean of Student Affairs, IIT Bombay) on "Antiragging". He pointed out the ill-effects of ragging on the victim and his mental stress.
Ms. Amita Tagare (Incharge, Student Wellness Centre, IIT Bombay) later conducted a session on "Personal-Emotional Development and Counselling Strategies". She explained how a teacher can develop himself from a ‘Role Model’ to a ‘Target Achiever’. She also emphasized upon the changed perception of Teachers, and how they should maintain a balance in their professional and personal life.
During his session on Vigilance in Academia, Prof. A. Q. Contractor (Retired Prof., IIT Bombay) spoke about Corruption Perception Index, Role and function of CVO, Common Irregularities in Stores/Purchase/Contracts and potential areas of concern in academic institutions in detail.
Day11: 9 December 2017
Prof. Kannan Moudgalya conducted a session on Spoken Tutorials for Skill Training. He said that through its Self-Learning workshops on C, C++, Java, Python, Perl, Ruby, Scilab etc. learners can create a brighter chance of employment for themselves.
Prof. Sahana Murthy (Department of Educational Technology, IIT Bombay) explained what is assessment, the purpose of assessment, aligning assessment with learning objectives, hierarchy of cognitive levels, Think Pair Activity and Action Verbs for learning objectives.
Dr. Narendra Shah (Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA), IIT Bombay) later conducted a session on "Case-studies in Agro and Rural Industry". He discussed the design and development of Seed Storage Units for Community based Seed Banks for marginal farmers.
Mrs. Pooja Prasad (Team member of CTARA, IIT Bombay) conducted session on Planning and Development. In her session, Mrs. Pooja spoke about the case study on Sinnar Taluka, a district in Nashik which is in the rain shadow region of the Western Ghats, largely dry and drought prone with drinking water scarcity and highest groundwater.
Day 12: 11 December 2017
Dr. Milind Sohoni (Department of CSE, IIT Bombay) conducted a session on "Challenges and Oppurtunities in Engineering Profession". He discussed the government viewpoint and the Unnat Maharashtra Abhiyan.
Mr. Mahesh Vekateshwaran (Member of Knack Game Team) conducted session on "Knack Game". Mr.Vishwakarma said that Knack Games engages players in a psychological state of 'flow' (optimal psychological experience) and create an incredibly immersive and engaging digital experience.
Dr. Shishir K. Jha (Faculty, Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management IIT Bombay) conducted a session on "Significance of Creative Commons in a Digital World". He discussed digital disruptions, why protect authors’ work, creative commons vs copyright, features of CC and concerns of using CC.
Dr. Bhaskaran Raman (Department of CSE, IIT Bombay) conducted session on "SAFE App". He said that SAFE stands for Smart, Authenticated, Fast, Exams. The features of SAFE are Easy setup (Setting question paper, conducting exam, grading exam), Cheating-free operation (Tough on a network-enabled smart devices), Robustness (Against Wi-Fi failure, client crashes, no battery).
Day13: 12 December 2017
Prof. Pooja Purang (Department of Humanities and Social Science, IIT Bombay) conducted a session on "Behaviour in the Classroom". The motive of her talk was to examine factors that influence students’ performance, understand aspects related to diversity, and stress management.
Ms. Sohinee Ganguly (Research Scientist, IIT Bombay) conducted session on Designing Questionaire which was followed by the third session of the day on "Accreditation" by Dr. Pradeep Verma (Consultant NVLI & NMEICT, IIT Bombay). Dr. Verma talked about NBA, Outcome Based Accreditation, Input-Output Based Accreditation, Washington Accord, Graduate Attributes and NIRF.
Day 14: 13 December 2017
Dr. Kannan M. Moudgalya started the day with a session on "Eﬃcacy of a Flipped Method in an undergraduate class at IIT Bombay". He highlighted Flipped Method and its beneﬁts, shortcomings and the marking scheme.
Dr. Chandan Das Gupta (Assistant Prof., Department of Educational Technology, IIT Bombay) conducted a session on "Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge". His session was followed by another session conducted by Dr. Sridhar Iyer on "Think-Pair-Share: An active learning strategy".
Day 15: 14 December 2017
Dr. Kameswari Chebrolu (Department of CSE, IIT Bombay) started the day with a session on "Bodhi Tree" which work towards a combination of online technical content, mixed with active learning: thinking and problem solving while learning for effective understanding.
Dr. Kalpana Kannan (Deparmnt of CSE, IIT Bombay) conducted another session on "Creating and Implementing MOOCs". It was followed by Prof. Deepak B Phatak’s session on "Formal Education in India". He spoke about Indian education system, its content, delivery, assessment, and award of degrees and certificates.
He later proceeded with another session on "T10KT Project". And dwelt upon Diversity, Skills, Knowledge, Livelihood, Educational Technology, Background of T10KT and its funding from TIFAC, NMEICT Project.
Day 16: 15 December 2017
Dr. D. Parthasarathy (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences) conducted a session on "Digital Media and Inclusiveness". In the session, Dr.Parthasarathy spoke about some commons strategies for inclusion across digital and non-digital media and platforms.
Dr. Bhaskaran Raman on conducted the session on "Plagiarism". Where he explained plagiarism, its detection and discussed the difference between quoting and copying.
The last session of the day was conducted by Mr. Sajjan Dixit (T10KT Project- IIT Bombay) on "Webcasting".
Day 17: 16 December 2017
The entire day was scheduled for hands on practice on Spoken Tutorial tools, i.e., Arduino, RDBMS, PostgreSQL, Python, and PHP.
Day 18: 18 December 2017
Ms. Rani Parvathy V (Assistant Prof., Federal Institute of Science and Technology) conducted session on Concept Mapping with Freeplane and covered Concept Map, Associated Learning, Content in a Concept, Identifying Wrong Concepts, and Language Parachute.
Dr. Madhu Belur (Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay) conducted another session on Version Control System : GIT. She explained Version Control, Dropbox/Git/Google-Drive (GDrive) and their advantages & disadvantages.
Ms. Sohinee Ganguly conducted session on "R Programming". The session was followed with the Hands on Practise on R by the participants.
The last session of the day was conducted by Spoken Tutorial Team headed by Ms. Shyama Iyer. She gave a brief introduction on Spoken Tutorial and then explained how to conduct Spoken Tutorial in one's colleges/university.
Day 19: 19 December 2017
The first session of the day was conducted by Prof. Ashish Pandey on "Academic Leadership". He discussed Thought Leadership and how such leaders raise questions in around new developments.
During the next session on Training and Placement, Prof. Ravi Sinha (Training and Placement Officer, IIT Bombay) discussed the objectives of Higher Education. He said that the teachers are expected to train the students to contribute for the development of society.
Prof. Sunoj Raghavan (Department of Chemistry, IIT Bombay) conducted a session on "How to Deliver a Lecture". He suggested that the class should be made interactive.
Day 20: 20 December 2017
Delivering a lecture, Mr. Martin, Founder of Moodle, spoke about its future.
Prof. Ashish Pandey conducted another session on “Strategic Planning. He discussed its impact on Dynamic and Business Environment and its advent in new technologies.
Prof. Pandey later discussed Lewin’s Three-Step Change Model, i.e., Unfreezing, Move and Refreezing.
During the Valedictory Session in the evening, participants gave their feedback for the course. The induction programme ended by the distribution of Participation Letters.