Team

Sridhar Iyer has been a faculty at IIT Bombay since 1999. He is currently a Professor in Computer Science and Engineering, and Head of the Interdisciplinary Programme in Educational Technology, as well as Center for Distance Engineering Education. One of his research areas is Teacher use of Educational Technology (TUET), which involves developing models, workshops and MOOCs for teacher professional development. One of these models is the Learner-Centric MOOC (LCM) model, which has formed the pedagogical basis for several MOOCs on the IITBombayX and NPTEL platforms. Thousands of school and college teachers have participated in these MOOCs.

Sahana Murthy is a faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Programme in Educational Technology at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India. She is a leading member of Project TUET (Teacher Use of Educational Technology), which has led to the design, implementation and evaluation of models for large-scale faculty professional development and learner-centric approaches in blended modes. Before joining IIT Bombay, she was a post-doctoral researcher in Physics Education Research at Rutgers University and MIT, USA. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mumbai, India, Master’s degree in physics from IIT Bombay, and PhD in physics from Rutgers University. 

Sameer Sahasrabudhe is Senior Project Research Scientist at the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay. He has a graduation in fine arts, post graduate diplomas in animation film making and distance education, and a doctorate in the area of e-learning animation. He has a cumulative experience of 18 years, in the areas of advertising, animation film production, e-learning content creation, research, and teaching. He has bagged awards at national and international film festivals. As an evangelist of open source 3D animation software Blender, he has conducted several workshops on Blender animation and has presented at various conferences.

Jayakrishnan M Warriem is currently working as Senior Scientist, National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning at IIT Madras, Chennai India. He is looking at building Data Analytics workflows related to SWAYAM MOOCs, that national MOOC portal, and also working along with universities and institutions to facilitate better integration of MOOCs in their curriculum. He is also part of the SWAYAM Course Coordinator Training Committee that is responsible for training instructors who are offering courses in SWAYAM where Learner-centric MOOC model has now been adopted. Dr. Jayakrishnan completed his PhD from Interdisciplinary Programme in Educational Technology at IIT Bombay in 2018.    

Veenita Shah is working as a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in the Educational Technology interdisciplinary program at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India. She is working towards design and implementation of learner-centric MOOCs in different domains using the LCM Model. This also includes MOOCs for training of other instructors in effective adoption of the LCM model. She has also been examining learners’ behaviour, perception of usefulness, and their experience with MOOCs built on the LCM model. She received her Ph.D. in the field of Molecular Biology from Oklahoma State University, USA.   

Gargi Banerjee is a Research Scientist in the Interdisciplinary Programme in Educational Technology at IIT Bombay. She has completed her PhD from IIT Bombay in 2017 and has 12+ years of experience in conducting both face-to-face and online faculty development programs for Science and Engineering faculty. Her research Interests are in developing teachers’ learning design competency for effective integration of ICT, and in understanding the effect of learner-centred MOOC (LCM) pedagogy on social presence, teaching presence and cognitive presence in teacher professional development MOOCs.

Mrinal Patwardhan is the Academic Program Coordinator at the Parimal and Pramod Chaudhari Centre for Learning and Teaching at IIT Bombay. She has 20 years teaching experience as an electrical engineering faculty member. She has been an instructor in several faculty professional development MOOCs on effective integration of ICT. She received her PhD from IIT Bombay in 2017.

Lucian Ngeze is a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Programme in Educational Technology at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India. His research interests are in-service Teacher professional development, use of ICT in teaching and learning and online and blended learning design. He has been teaching assistant in MOOCs based on LCM model.

Dr. Yogendra Pal finished Ph.D. in Educational technology from the Educational Technology department of IIT Bombay in 2016. At present, he is working in the CSE department of IIT Bombay as Project Research Scientist. He has spent a lot of time in search of hardware, software, services, framework, programming languages that can be used in either content development or in content delivery. He is creating educational videos since 2009 and I have recorded more than 10,000 videos until the end of 2019. He is known for his EdTech YouTube Channel ET Mantra.

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