WES 2014 - National Mission on Education Through ICT - Prof. Kushal Sen, IIT-Delhi
EDUCATION: SCOPE AND
NPTEL-what is it?
Concept of open source learning
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Computer Science and Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Content on you tube…..
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New Disciplines ..
Aerospace Engineering 58
Atmospheric Science 5
Automobile Engineering 2
Basic courses(Sem 1 and 2) 1
Chemical Engineering 102
Chemistry and Biochemistry 62
Civil Engineering 84
Computer Science and
Electrical Engineering 36
Electronics & Communication
Engineering Design 11
Environmental Science 6
Humanities and Social Sciences 65
Mechanical Engineering 97
Metallurgy and Material Science 58
Mining Engineering 1
Ocean Engineering 27
Textile Engineering 43
NPTEL - YouTube statistics
Total (combined) channel view of more
than 100 million on 18th Dec 2013 on the
More than 6000 hrs of
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Territory Visits in India
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New features ...
Text transcription of videos
Mirror servers – NPTEL server -envisaged
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Why should a student use this material?
Why should a teacher use this material?
Nothing else is available?
Creativity and diversity?
Who could be the other users?
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Open source learning
Concept & Strategy
OUTER MOST SHELL
Massive open online courses
NPTEL MOOCs in CS
• Courses: Programming, Data Structures,
• For each course
• Duration: 4-5 weeks
• Lectures: 1½ – 2 hours per week
• Total: 30 – 40 lecture modules
• One or more programming assignments
• Exams in MOOCs
• Midterm, Final
• Total for 3 courses
• 25 – 30 hours
• 12 weeks
On-line engineering education:
scope and challenges
Open to one and all?
Online admission tests?
Massive or controlled…?
MOOCs vs NOCs
The learning challenges…..
Lab experience? Biggest challenge
Video / animation…..scalable
Actuated experiments …..not scalable
Online evaluation challenges….
Self learning at own pace
Guided / mentored /monitored
Controlled admission, evaluation, certification
For already employed-lab experience could be
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Miles to go…….and,
We cannot sleep
…..will not sleep…….