Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is going to organise a workshop on National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning. The theme of the two day workshop is â€œQuality Enhancement of Engineering Education through NPTEL" which will be held from January 18- 19, 2011.
The objective of the workshop is to increase the awareness about the courses already developed in Phase-I of NPTEL as well as their availability so that faculty can make the best use of these courses. Also it would make a two-way learning process for the SMEs from the feedback received from the participants on contents, formats and user friendliness of various courses.
The two day workshop will cover all the 260 courses developed by seven IITs and IISC Bangalore, so far.
The instituteâ€™s Center for Educational Technology is organising the workshop. The premier institute is inviting Faculty from all AICTE approved engineering colleges from the following disciplines : (Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Basic Sciences) to participate in the event.
The registration form of the workshop can be downloaded from the IIT-Kharagpurâ€™s website http://j.mp/fkCiwq. The last date of registration is January 14, 2011.
The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) is a unique initiative of the seven IITs and IISc to develop curriculum based e-learning resource materials in the form of video and web courses of relevance to the Engineering education to enhance the quality of education.
As a part of this initiative more than 5000 hours of video lectures and web-accessible content have been recorded on 260 courses collaboratively by seven IITs and IISC, Bangalore. A total of 62 such courses have already been developed in Phase-I and another about 100 courses are planned to be developed in Phase II of NPTEL at IIT Kharagpur covering all major disciplines of engineering viz. Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Civil, Basic Sciences, and Interdisciplinary subjects on Humanities & Social Science and Management.