One Day Workshop on “LINUX”
23rd August 2019
A one day workshop on 'LINUX' was organized at Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon, on 23rd August 2019 for faculty members. This workshop was being organised by the Teaching Learning Centre (ICT) at IIT Bombay under the scheme of 'Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching' (PMMMNMTT), an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
The workshop started with the inaugural address by Prof. Kannan Moudgalya, PI, TLC (ICT) PMMMNMTT, IIT Bombay. Prof. Kannan Moudgalya threw light on Linux, its usage and importance. He explained LINUX is an open source operating system developed in 1991. It is a free / libre and is being used by many institutions.
LINUX has many variations and distributions because of its modular design. Linux provides many advantages over other operating system hence it is used in almost every field nowadays from smart phones to supercomputers, cars to home appliances and many more. Participants learned 'LINUX' by listening to Spoken Tutorials and practicing them on terminal. Prof. Phatak and Prof. Suresh applauded the initiatives and methodologies used by IIT in spreading knowledge through ICT programs and such workshops. They also discussed the use of technology in improving teaching learning techniques. The inaugural session ended with Interaction with Remote Centres (Rcs) regarding Modalities of the workshop.
The faculty members were then directed to various labs for the Spoken Tutorial Session. They were guided to follow a specific procedure to start listening to the spoken tutorial videos and do a hands-on practice on their respective systems. They also completed assignments where in their knowledge and understanding was tested. The videos were self-explanatory and well designed to be understood by all the faculty members.
Topics covered in the workshop were: Basics of linux, Bash, Shell scripting, Linux for Sys –Ads.
The workshop ended with the one hour question / answer session with the remote centres through A - View in which Prof. Kannan along with his team answered all the questions put up by the teachers of various remote centres.
Overall, it was a knowledgeable workshop. Faculty members were trained on how to use Linux which help them in enhancing their teaching practices.