IIT Bombay will soon introduce M.Tech in Educational Technology (ET) programme from the upcoming session.
Why we need this course?
- Existing challenges in our education system
- Non-effective integration of strategic pedagogy and technology
- It will consist of emerging educational technologies, research methods and statistics, designing learning environments and adaptive learning. It will also have on-field projects.
- will work on research that has been categorised into four areas, namely technology-enhanced learning of thinking skills (TELoTS), teacher use of educational technologies (TUET), educational data analytics (EDA) and emerging technologies (EmergE).
Course Duration: Two Years
“While the country is moving towards digital learning, there is a shortage of qualified ET experts in various research labs, curriculum design roles in schools and colleges, industries for creating educational applications, training departments for online and remote training, and content creator industries for creation of technology enhanced learning material and field implementation works,” says Veenita Saha, research-scientist and spokesperson, ET, IIT-B.
“Educational Technology is an interdisciplinary field. The broad objective of the programme is to build specialised ET workforce with student expertise in theories of learning and pedagogy, analysis, design, effective implementation and evaluation of learning environments, instructional design, research methodologies and translating research into practices,” says Sridhar Iyer, head of the department.