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कोविड १९ च्या काळात ऑनलाईन शिक्षणाचे महत्व नव्याने उधृत झाले! अनेक शिक्षकांनी वेगवेगळे प्रयोग करून विद्यार्थ्यांना सहभागी करून ऑनलाईन शिक्षणात रंजकता आणण्याचे प्रयत्न केले. तथापि, अनेक शिक्षक एका अश्या प्रणाली च्या शोधात आहेत, ज्या योगे त्यांना विद्यार्थी - केंद्रित ऑनलाईन शिकवता येईल! ह्याच विषयावर बेतलेला Designing Learner-Centric MOOCs हा ४ आठवड्यांचा ऑनलाईन कोर्स 'स्वयम' ह्या... Continue Reading →

Christmas gifts and Secret (of the) Santa

It was the Christmas time.. and I wanted to surprise my 'Community of Practice' (the group of researchers/teaching associates from the TEQIP course offering) with a gift. While thinking of the ideas.. one thing stood out.. it was a mug! The mug with comments I received last year by one of my colleagues: Dr. Kapil... Continue Reading →

Course for faculty members

The COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the need for the availability of high-quality online education to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere. One of the solutions to this challenge is the creation of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) which are aimed at unlimited participation and open access. There has been a lot of research and discussion around how classroom... Continue Reading →

Coming up

Super excited to announce that I have been invited to offer a webinar for the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE) Webinar Series. The choice of the topic was a challenge, since I wanted to speak about my experience of the community building exercise we all (at IITBombayX) have been trying hard, and make... Continue Reading →

Podcast interview

Super excited to have my first podcast interview being broadcast!! I got a call from my college mate, Devendra Pawar with whom I studied during my Fine Arts! He introduced me to his son Parth, who runs a podcast channel! Parth is having a series of interviews of artists who have excelled in various fields... Continue Reading →

Howzat! The story of 70:30 and an FDP.

The experience of conducting a Faculty Development Program at SPPU! Enjoy the commentary (going with the cricket season!!)


This blog is co-authored by Sameer Sahasrabudhe

In the Dressing room

What leaves an online educator beaming? What do you think is the highest point of satisfaction for an e-learning expert? This happened recently during a 3 week online Faculty Development Program for the Faculty of Humanities, SPPU (Simply speaking, Pune University). As a part of the team of co-instructors, we had a different set of challenges this time. Being an online course developer always preps you for challenges! So much so that agility becomes your middle name!

The seeds of this story were sown a couple of months earlier during an informal meeting with Prof Sridhar Iyer. It had been a couple of months that educational institutions were indulging in forced online teaching which is actually called “Emergency Remote Teaching” (ERT) and we knew something was amiss. What was happening was just not correct. So, who better than the…

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Career in animation

Many young students ask me about the career options in animation. I am aware of the glamour that the entertainment animation has.. however since I am active in educational multimedia, I tell them that this is also a lucrative and emerging career! Additionally, many of the learners are disillusioned about the fact that.. since they... Continue Reading →

Virtual learners!

The online teaching has it's own charm, when you realise that even without you being aware of, there is someone, somewhere, accessing the content that you have their own sweet time, and making sense out of it. This gets REAL, when you actually get a response!  One such message landed in my Facebook Messenger... Continue Reading →

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