Register for ACM India Education Webinar on 1 August with Sridhar Iyer: “Transitioning from Physical Classrooms to Online Instruction”
July 16, 2020
Register now for "Transitioning from Physical Classrooms to Online Instruction", to be presented on Saturday 1 August 2020 at 11 am IST by Sridhar Iyer, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Head of the Interdisciplinary Programme on Educational Technology at IIT Bombay.
Registrations are limited, so please register early and secure your spot. Although this is a teacher-oriented initiative, educators, academicians and industry professionals are welcome to attend the webinar. Feel free to forward this communication to those who would be interested.
Note : You can also stream this webinar on your mobile device, including smartphone and tablet.
Abstract: This talk will discuss issues in moving to online instruction, such as the difference between emergency remote teaching and online instruction, concepts of learner-centric model pedagogy and technology tools required. The talk will address various aspects of the teaching-learning process in the online medium, beyond content delivery. It will highlight some key principles, based in evidence from research and practice, that instructors can use for effective online instruction. The talk will include a walkthrough of the self-paced course on online teaching.
Duration : 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)
Sridhar Iyer is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Head of the Interdisciplinary Programme on Educational Technology at IIT Bombay. He is also the Head of the Centre for Distance Engineering Education and the Principal Investigator of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning at IIT Bombay.
His current research interests are in educational technology, including: technology enhanced learning environments for thinking skills; pedagogies for effective use of educational technologies; development of ICT tools for educational applications; and computer science education research.
Some development projects that that he has conceptualized and led are: Project OSCAR, a repository of approximately 450 interactive visualizations for topics at the school and higher education levels, and Computer Masti, a series of books for teaching/learning of computers in schools. These products have seen more than 100K downloads from 120 countries. In 2016, Computer Masti was acquired by a company and the books are now being used in around 1,000 schools in India.
Prior to educational technology, Sridhar has worked in wireless networking protocols and mobile applications. He received his BTech, MTech and PhD from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay. More information is available from his webpage.
Abhijat Vichare, Consultant