ONLINE ENGINEERING
EDUCATION: SCOPE AND
CHALLENGES
Kushal Sen
IIT Delhi
kushal@textile.iitd.ernet.in
Agenda..
NPTEL-what is it?
Concept of open source learning
Certification-MOOCs initiative
VTU: Dream?
kushalsen-iitd-world...
kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 3
NPTEL-Phase I
8/8/2014
Felt need……
kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 4
Civil Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electro...
http://nptel.ac.in; http://www.youtube.com/iit
kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-20148/8/2014
kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 6
New Disciplines ..
Aerospace Engineering 58
Architecture 1
Atmospheric Science 5
...
kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014
NPTEL - YouTube statistics
Total (combined) channel view of more
than 100 million o...
kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 8
Territory Visits in India
8/8/2014
kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 9
Geographical distribution-world
8/8/2014
kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 10
New features ...
Text transcription of videos
Mirror servers – NPTEL server -env...
kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 11
Burning Issues…….Motivation?
Why should a student use this material?
Resource cr...
kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 12
Open source learning
Concept & Strategy
Core
FAQs
Self evaluation
Additional ref...
MOOCs:
Massive open online courses
kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-20148/8/2014
NPTEL MOOCs in CS
• Courses: Programming, Data Structures,
Algorithms
• For each course
• Duration: 4-5 weeks
• Lectures: ...
On-line engineering education:
scope and challenges
VTU……?
kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-20148/8/2014
Admission ……
Open to one and all?
Aptitude based?
Online admission tests?
Massive or controlled…?
kushalsen-iitd-world sum...
MOOCs vs NOCs
The difference…..?
kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-20148/8/2014
The learning challenges…..
Theory -----NOCs
Lab experience? Biggest challenge
Virtual labs
Video / animation…..scalable
Si...
Pedagogy…..
Self learning at own pace
Guided / mentored /monitored
Self evaluation
Social networking
Controlled admission,...
kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 20
Miles to go…….and,
We cannot sleep
…..will not sleep…….
8/8/2014
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  1. 1. ONLINE ENGINEERING EDUCATION: SCOPE AND CHALLENGES Kushal Sen IIT Delhi kushal@textile.iitd.ernet.in
  2. 2. Agenda.. NPTEL-what is it? Concept of open source learning Certification-MOOCs initiative VTU: Dream? kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-20148/8/2014
  3. 3. kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 3 NPTEL-Phase I 8/8/2014 Felt need……
  4. 4. kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 4 Civil Engineering Computer Science and Engineering Electrical Engineering Electronics and Communication Engineering Mechanical Engineering 8/8/2014 Content on you tube…..
  5. 5. http://nptel.ac.in; http://www.youtube.com/iit kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-20148/8/2014
  6. 6. kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 6 New Disciplines .. Aerospace Engineering 58 Architecture 1 Atmospheric Science 5 Automobile Engineering 2 Basic courses(Sem 1 and 2) 1 Biotechnology 33 Chemical Engineering 102 Chemistry and Biochemistry 62 Civil Engineering 84 Computer Science and Engineering 59 Electrical Engineering 36 Electronics & Communication Engineering 51 Engineering Design 11 Environmental Science 6 General 1 Humanities and Social Sciences 65 Management 49 Mathematics 70 Mechanical Engineering 97 Metallurgy and Material Science 58 Mining Engineering 1 Nanotechnology 20 Ocean Engineering 27 Physics 76 Textile Engineering 43 Total 1018 8/8/2014
  7. 7. kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 NPTEL - YouTube statistics Total (combined) channel view of more than 100 million on 18th Dec 2013 on the youtube alone. 8/8/2014 More than 6000 hrs of video content
  8. 8. kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 8 Territory Visits in India 8/8/2014
  9. 9. kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 9 Geographical distribution-world 8/8/2014
  10. 10. kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 10 New features ... Text transcription of videos Mirror servers – NPTEL server -envisaged Mobile format Video search 8/8/2014
  11. 11. kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 11 Burning Issues…….Motivation? Why should a student use this material? Resource crunch? Highly motivated? Evaluations? Why should a teacher use this material? Nothing else is available? Ownership? Benefits? Creativity and diversity? Who could be the other users? 8/8/2014
  12. 12. kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 12 Open source learning Concept & Strategy Core FAQs Self evaluation Additional references Collaborators Teacher interface CORE FAQ USER BLOG OUTER MOST SHELL 8/8/2014
  13. 13. MOOCs: Massive open online courses kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-20148/8/2014
  14. 14. NPTEL MOOCs in CS • Courses: Programming, Data Structures, Algorithms • For each course • Duration: 4-5 weeks • Lectures: 1½ – 2 hours per week • Total: 30 – 40 lecture modules • Assignments • One or more programming assignments • Exams in MOOCs • Midterm, Final • Total for 3 courses • 25 – 30 hours • 12 weeks kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-20148/8/2014 The major difference- proctored exam
  15. 15. On-line engineering education: scope and challenges VTU……? kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-20148/8/2014
  16. 16. Admission …… Open to one and all? Aptitude based? Online admission tests? Massive or controlled…? kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-20148/8/2014
  17. 17. MOOCs vs NOCs The difference…..? kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-20148/8/2014
  18. 18. The learning challenges….. Theory -----NOCs Lab experience? Biggest challenge Virtual labs Video / animation…..scalable Simulation …..scalable Actuated experiments …..not scalable kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-20148/8/2014 Online evaluation challenges….
  19. 19. Pedagogy….. Self learning at own pace Guided / mentored /monitored Self evaluation Social networking Controlled admission, evaluation, certification Partner institutes For already employed-lab experience could be different kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-20148/8/2014
  20. 20. kushalsen-iitd-world summit-08-08-2014 20 Miles to go…….and, We cannot sleep …..will not sleep……. 8/8/2014

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