IIT-B collaborates with Next Education for two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS)
New Delhi: Next Education India Pvt Ltd has collaborated with Indian Institute of Technology Bombay to offer two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for teachers. The courses will commence on April 6, 2017. School teachers who aim to hone their skills in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are invited to register online for the courses. Both the courses will be taught by professors of IIT Bombay.
These courses, namely ‘Pedagogy for effective use of ICT for school teachers’ (MOOC1) and ‘Pedagogy for effective use of ICT for computer science (CS) school teachers’ (MOOC2) aim to help teachers tackle teaching–learning problems competently. Teachers who face myriad problems in addressing varying student interests and abilities, managing large classes, integrating digital tools in their lesson plan, using the right digital strategy for the right concept and so on, may apply for these courses.
Beas Dev Ralhan, CEO & Co-founder, Next Education India Pvt Ltd, said, “At Next Education, we firmly believe that teachers should be given formal training and right guidance to ensure the overall development of a child. Over the years of conducting teacher training and regular workshops, we have realised that there is a dire need to understand the effectiveness of technology than just implementing the new innovative methods of teaching. Through this association with one of the top institutions in India, we aim to fill the gaps in the teaching–learning ecosystem and expect to change the scenario for the better.”
This course will provide an introduction to research-based and learner-centred pedagogies and expound on effective integration of ICT in school education. Participants will apply different strategies during the course to design materials and activities for topics in their own domain.
The esteemed staff of IIT-B, namely Prof. Sahana Murthy, Prof. Sridhar Iyer, Prof. Gargi Banerjee and Prof. Jayakrishnan M will conduct the formal training and provide guidance to participants. For more details, please visit,
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