Foundation Program in ICT for education (RE-run of FDP 101X)
24th - 25th March 2018
A two week AICTE approved Faculty Development Program (FDP) on “Foundation Program in ICT for Education” under Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission for Teachers and Teaching(PMMMNMTT), MHRD, Govt. of India was organized from 8th March - 12th April 2018. The Face to Face interaction of FDP was organized at Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon in association with IIT Bombay on 24th - 25th March 2018.
FDP program was planned with an aim to identify various ICT devices and applications useful in teaching-learning and developing awareness towards ethical practices for use of ICT in education Making use of best practices for information dissemination using ICT.
Day 1: 24th March 2018 (Saturday)
Prof. Deepak B. Phatak (Dept. of CSE, IIT Bombay) inaugurated the FDP with his address to all the faculty members from different colleges participating in the program. During the session Prof. Phatak shared his views to set up ICT education throughout the country in order to enhance a flexible distance education system in which faculties from all the domains can contribute to the overall growth of education system in India. He also stated, teachers have now become facilitators as the education is changing from teacher centric to leaner centric.
Mr. Jayakrishnan M, (IDP ET, IIT Bombay) started the second session on role of user story in designing content for effective information dissemination. He also discussed the design of website in word press and its application in distance learning. He also initiated the group activity in FDP by making clear the requirements for higher order thinking in higher education. Mr. Jayakrishnan also conversed the various ways by which the “discussion” forum can be used more effectively. He also cleared doubts regarding the “discussion” forum on IIT Bombay X website.
Next session was the Lab Session” based on the concept of LbDs (Learning-by-Doing) activities. The participants were required to do individual and group activities. The individual participants were assigned a task to create an individual webpage on word press describing his faculty profile and were required to create a menu item titled NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) and identify the NPTEL video links. The participants linked the blog post in the NPTEL menu. Remote Coordinator created the RC page and linked all the participants on the page.
Day 2: 25th March 2018 (Sunday)
Prof. Jayakrishanan M started the session with a discussion on how assignments and Group Activities have been done by the participants and RC Coordinators at several remote centers across India. As the next assignment, Prof. Jayakrishanan  asked the Remote Centers to interact among themselves for the better understanding of the course, nominating one RC amongst the group as the Nodal Center.
DCE, Gurgaon remote center was assigned the role of the teacher and nine RCs were allocated to DCE. In the session, all RCs in the group presented the activities through A- view and the query and doubts of the RC’s were discussed and the clarified. Each RC were describing about the activities undertaken and the challenges they faced during the session.
Overall the face-to-face interaction of the FDP Programme was conducive and enriched the knowledge of the faculty members enrolled in the program me. Every participant worked to achieve all the tasks and assignments given to them.