Gujarat Technological
University, Ahmedabad
1

The Role of Technology in
Redefining Pedagogy
Saturday, 16th November 2013
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Agenda
2

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Vision
History and about today’s India’s University
System: 19th to 21st century – 2 slides
Cha...
Vision
3

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Vision: to make GTU a hub of research,
technology and entrepreneurship
Gujarat is Number #1in growth rate....
4

Characteristics of the mould of universities,
created by East India Company, in South
Asia
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Every university...
After 156 years of following the EIC
Policy Regime
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Belief at secretariats and in the streets:
Causes of failures of ...
Definition:
AW
orld-class University
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Attracting scholars who are global leaders in their
fields.
Intern...
7

GTU:
a hub of research, technology and

entrepreneurship
a Leader in Learning Outcomes
Is this vision required for a Un...
Achievements
•Establishment of PG research Centres
1. Centre for Environmental and Green Technologies
2. Centre for Mobile...
Center for Technology Education, Public
Policy and Universities of the 21st Century
9

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Besides other activities, a rese...
DSTU
10

Six p le na ry m e e ting s o f DSTU ha ve
a lre a d y ta ke n p la c e d uring the la s t two
y e a rs .
 Wo rk...
Technology of the web
11

Course web-sites
 Learning Management Systems
PG sites at University
But required at Colleges
S...
12

Technology in Class-rooms
& outside
Force teachers to use technology in every
single classroom
 Use tablets in class
...
13

Technology across the
University


Many to many video conferencing

GTU has set up only a one to many
system till now...
E-Learning at GTU
14

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Blended Learning Systems with eLearning and Distance Learning centered
around Labs and Worksho...
Development of a Hub and Spokes
structure
15

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Quality Higher Education is costly
and can be afforded in India only by a...
16

Some Successes and Some
Efforts
G TU’s A
LCE p ro je c t wo n a N tio na l
a
A rd this y e a r.
wa
 G TU ha s the la ...
We can do it!
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“Feel the difference” initiatives for teachers, students
and others at GTU
Plans for Inter ...
AWARDS
1.CCI Technology Education Excellence Awards 2013 for being the Best University in
Internationalization of its facu...
Questions and Suggestions
19

Thank you
Gujarat Technological University
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KE Goa 2013 - Role of Technology in Redefining Pedagogy - Dr Akshai Aggarwal, Vice Chancellor, Gujarat Technological University

  1. 1. Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad 1 The Role of Technology in Redefining Pedagogy Saturday, 16th November 2013 Presentation by Akshai Aggarwal e-mail: vc@gtu.ac.in Gujarat Technological University (GTU)
  2. 2. Agenda 2        Vision History and about today’s India’s University System: 19th to 21st century – 2 slides Characteristics of World Class Universities India in World Rankings Status on the Ground – one slide Data about Technical Education in Gujarat – one slide (s lid e 2 8 ) About GTU
  3. 3. Vision 3   Vision: to make GTU a hub of research, technology and entrepreneurship Gujarat is Number #1in growth rate. It has become well-known for excellent governance.   Need to develop new innovative and revolutionary way to emulate similar success in education to make GTU world class university GTU to be a Leader in Learning Outcomes through use of technology, Faculty Development Programs and through a collaborative model
  4. 4. 4 Characteristics of the mould of universities, created by East India Company, in South Asia     Every university to be kept in a starvation mode – To d a y the fa c ilitie s o f I ia ’s Unive rs itie s a re third -ra te nd in c o m p a ris o n with unive rs itie s in M la y s ia , Tha ila nd a o r I o ne s ia – no t to s p e a k o f the unive rs itie s in the nd d e ve lo p e d wo rld o r China No concern whatsoever for any University’s views on its requirements for quality education like  The number of admin/ academic staff  Infrastructure – including laboratories, libraries, seminar halls, class-rooms and other facilities University to have no say in Government managed institutions, affiliated with the University But the University: fully responsible for quality of education and administration in all the institutions
  5. 5. After 156 years of following the EIC Policy Regime 5  Belief at secretariats and in the streets: Causes of failures of our higher education system:  Shortcomings in the faculty in Colleges and Universities of the State  Attitudes of the students  Culture and indiscipline of the people I ia will be a ble to und e rs ta nd o nly whe n nd Pa kis ta n m o ve s a he a d o f us .
  6. 6. Definition: AW orld-class University 6       Attracting scholars who are global leaders in their fields. Internationalization of faculty and students Leader in academic research and teaching Creating an eco system for innovation - leveraging academic and industrial research Fostering entrepreneurship through management education One-stop hub for continuing learning programs through regular as well as distance education Re fe re nc e : Ce nte r fo r Wo rld -Cla s s Univ e rs itie s ( CWCU ) a t Sha ng ha i Jia o To ng Univ e rs ity 's (SJTU) -a strategic research unit of
  7. 7. 7 GTU: a hub of research, technology and entrepreneurship a Leader in Learning Outcomes Is this vision required for a University in Gujarat/ India?
  8. 8. Achievements •Establishment of PG research Centres 1. Centre for Environmental and Green Technologies 2. Centre for Mobile Computing and Wireless Technologies 3. Centre for Cyber Security 4. Centre for Environment and Energy Efficiency Tools 5. Centre for Infrastructure, transportation and water management 6. Centre for Technology Education, Public policy and Universities of the 21st Century 7. Centre/School for Global Business Studies 8. Centre for Business Ethics and CSR 9. Centre for Financial Services 10. Centre for Marketing Excellence 11. Centre for Governance Systems 12. Centre for Pharmaceutical Studies and Drug Delivery Technologies W orkshop on Academic Excellence & Accreditation of Engineering Institute
  9. 9. Center for Technology Education, Public Policy and Universities of the 21st Century 9  Besides other activities, a research project on the Design of the Structure of Technology Universities (DSTU) of the 21 st century --jointly with  the Center for Governance Systems in Businesses, Industries, Universities, Hospitals, NGOs and Governments and  GTU’s Skills Council on Human Resource Studies & Organizational Structures (GTU- CHRSOS).
  10. 10. DSTU 10 Six p le na ry m e e ting s o f DSTU ha ve a lre a d y ta ke n p la c e d uring the la s t two y e a rs .  Wo rking o n De s ig ning I nno va tio n Struc ture s in the Te c hno lo g y Unive rs itie s (DSTU) o f the 2 1 st c e ntury  A Cordial Invitation: 3rd January 2014 to Ahmedabad
  11. 11. Technology of the web 11 Course web-sites  Learning Management Systems PG sites at University But required at Colleges Some successes and many yet to come aboard 
  12. 12. 12 Technology in Class-rooms & outside Force teachers to use technology in every single classroom  Use tablets in class  Then Flip Class-rooms   E-Library facility as good as the best
  13. 13. 13 Technology across the University  Many to many video conferencing GTU has set up only a one to many system till now.  This year – to begin the many-to-many system 
  14. 14. E-Learning at GTU 14   Blended Learning Systems with eLearning and Distance Learning centered around Labs and Workshops of Colleges Beginning in Feb 2014 with Bridge courses
  15. 15. Development of a Hub and Spokes structure 15  Quality Higher Education is costly and can be afforded in India only by a large University, with  a strong central focus on research and  an equally strong focus on Active Learning (AL), Faculty Development and Development of Centers of Excellence all across the University.
  16. 16. 16 Some Successes and Some Efforts G TU’s A LCE p ro je c t wo n a N tio na l a A rd this y e a r. wa  G TU ha s the la rg e s t FDP in I ia (tho ug h nd it d o e s no t ha ve the infra -s truc ture o f A a d e m ic Sta ff Co lle g e – d ue to no nc q ua lific a tio n und e r 1 2 b)  G TU is to s e t up 1 2 Ce nte rs o f Ex c e lle nc e this y e a r, with the a im o f s e tting up o ne CO E a t e a c h o f the 2 5 Sa nkuls . 
  17. 17. We can do it! 17      “Feel the difference” initiatives for teachers, students and others at GTU Plans for Inter constituent collaboration – for example between MBA and Engineering students Plans for Inter constituent competition Plans for Rating of constituents and SWOT analysis Preparation of a Matrix of Faculty Skills   List of University Degrees, professional accreditations, certifications, number of graduates supervised Preparation of a Matrix of constituents infrastructure  List of laboratories, facilities, buildings, number of students, Programs, Degrees offered
  18. 18. AWARDS 1.CCI Technology Education Excellence Awards 2013 for being the Best University in Internationalization of its faculty and students at Ahmedabad 2.CMAI’s ICT World Communication Award 2013 for being Pioneer in ICT Education; the Award presented by Kapil Sibal, the Union Minister for Communication & IT, Dr. S.S. Mantha, Chairman AICTE, Hamadoun Toure, General General ITU and others at Delhi 3.World Education Award 2013 for GTU’s project on Active Learning at Delhi 4.ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India ) National Excellence Award 2013 for Best Government University for Promoting Industry-Academic Interface, delivered by Dr. M.M.Pallam Raju, the Union HRD Minister at Delhi 5.DNA & Star Group Award for the Best Education in Business Studies 2013 at Mumbai 6.AIMS International Innovative University Award 2013, at IIM Bangalore 7.The Best Jury Award in the category of Best Interface between Academia – Industry at the World Education Summit 2011 at Delhi 8.GESIA Award – 2011 at Ahmedabad 9.Sherdil Gujarat Award -2011 at Ahmedabad 10.Thalassemia Awareness & Testing Program Award -2011 at Ahmedabad 11.Thalassemia Awareness & Testing Program Award -2010 at Ahmedabad 12.ICT Enabled University Award E-India 2009 at Hyderabad 13.Manthan Award South Asia – 2009 W orkshop on Academic Excellence & Accreditation of Engineering Institute
  19. 19. Questions and Suggestions 19 Thank you Gujarat Technological University

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