Title: Learning Online: Opportunities and Challenges
Abstract: We present a conversation between two flag-bearers of online education in India: Shri. K. Anvar Sadath, Chief Executive Officer, Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) and Prof. Andrew Thangaraj (IIT Madras), a National MOOCs Coordinator for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) in the Swayam project of the MHRD.
The moderated conversation will be preceded by brief individual presentations by both speakers. While Shri K Anvar Sadath will focus on how Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) has accelerated digital education in Kerala, particularly school education, Prof. Thangaraj will discuss the formidable role and experience NPTEL has had in making online college education unprecedentedly mainstream in the country. Prof. Thangaraj will also talk about IIT Madras's new online diploma and BSc degree in programming and data science. Their interaction will provide valuable insights on both the opportunities and challenges that this new pedagogy presents to learners and teachers.
Date & Time: 17th July 2020, 5.15 PM