Four Week AICTE approved FDP by IIT Bombay on – Use of ICT in Education for Online and Blended Learning Introduction

IIT Bombay has been involved with distance synchronous education, since year 2000. All training workshops so far, were on specific subjects of Engineering and Science Education, most of which are taught as core courses in colleges and universities. The participating faculty has benefitted from these programs.

Online educational methodology, and flipped-classrooms with associated pedagogy of active learning, has quickly emerged as the mainstay of effective education in this century. However, most of our teachers lack skills and competencies for proper and effective use of ICT in education. It is thus an urgent national requirement that all our teachers, at least those teaching in our professional colleges, are empowered to use technology effectively, to enhance the quality of education.

To meet this requirement, IIT Bombay has specially designed a Faculty Development Program (FDP) on “Use of ICT in Education for Online and Blended Learning “. This FDP is designed as a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), with some face-to-face sessions at Remote Centres. It will be conducted beginning from 2 May 2016. Completion Certificates will be awarded by IIT Bombay to those participants, who successfully complete all online assessments, meaningfully participate in face-to-face sessions, and submit the prescribed team – assignment.

Teaching Faculty

Prof. Deepak B. Phatak, Dept. of CSE, IIT Bombay

Prof. Sridhar Iyer, Dept. of CSE, IIT Bombay

Prof. Uday N. Gaitonde, Dept. of ME, IIT Bombay

Prof. Sahana Murthy, Dept of ET, IIT Bombay

Course Content Modules

  1. Devices for Information Capture, Storage, and Display
  • Traditional PCs – Keyboard, Monitor, Printer, Webcams, Mouse, Hard disks, Software
  • Tablets and Smart Phones Servers, Cloud, Storage Farms, CD/DVD, Pen Drive


  1. The World of Internet and Web
  • Basics of Connectivity, LANs and WANs, Wireless and Bluetooth
  • Organization of Web, IP Address, Domain Names, DNS Servers
  • Browsers and Plug-ins


  1. Evolution and Spread of ICT in Education.
  • Content management system Moodle and Learning Management Systems Drupal
  • Real Time Classroom Assessment: Clicker Devices, Smart Phones
  • Audio-Video Recording, Spoken Tutorial Methodology
  • Academic Administration, Online Grade Submission,
  • Cumulative Performance Index Computation


  1. Using ICT for Effective Educational Communication
  • Digital Content Creation: Word Processing, Change-Tracking, File-Formats
  • Visual Communication, Design of Presentation Material
  • Creating Handouts and Assignments for Online Usage


  1. Online Courses
  • History of Online Courses
  • Introduction to Features of a MOOC Platform
  • Designing and Developing a MOOC
  • Conducting a MOOC
  • Effective use of Discussion Forum
  • Methods of Online Assessment
  • Global and Indian Experience


  1. Blended/Hybrid Education
  • Need for Combining Online and F2F (Face-to-Face) Education
  • The Flipped Classroom
  • Pedagogy of Active learning, TPS (Think-Pair-Share),Group Discussions
  • Collaborative Problem Solving, Peer Assessment
  • Local Assessments, Evaluation of Reports and Presentations
  • Recognition of Grades and Credits through MOOCs, in Regular Academic Programs


  1. Adopting Online/Blended Education in Teaching-Learning Process
  • Using Available Institutional Autonomy: Internal Assessment
  • Encouraging Collaboration and Peer Review
  • Factoring in Marks of Online Assessment in University Courses


  1. Building and Nurturing Collaborative Communities
  • Contribution to OERs (Open Education Resources)
  • Creating Edited and Focused Content: Inviting and Recognizing Innovative Contributions Crowd-Sourcing Methods Quality Assurance
  • Curriculum and Taxonomy Standardization
  • Lessons from Open Source Community- Evolving Leaders and Mentors
  • Participation in Sectoral Communities