Education Technology
at IIT Jodhpur

In the efforts towards achieving UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #4 on Quality Education, that targets to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’, education technology and educational innovation would continue to play a significant role, especially in the post-Covid era, to facilitate hybrid and blended learning across different levels of education.

Education institutions and policymakers around the globe have begun to embrace immersive teaching-learning technologies that will enable most students to attain optimal educational achievement levels. Virtual Reality, Serious Gaming, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, and Learning Analytics will bring interactive technologies and learning behavior together in innovative educational programs, exploring creative avenues for interactive, engaging, personalized education to better educate and prepare students for the future.

Research in emerging areas of education technology and pedagogical innovation

Translational development of education technology, Online Courses, workshops and training workshops

Volunteering and social contributions towards grassroots problems in education

In view of IIT Jodhpur’s continuous efforts towards improving learning experience, teaching innovations, and use of technological tools for enhancing the teaching-learning process, education technology may be viewed as an educational support system for all academic units, strengthening and augmenting their academic activities. Expansion of academic activities and making it available to the students across the globe would be a welcome step towards democratizing education and would open a vista of opportunities. Given the rapidly cosmopolitan nature of education today, now would be an excellent time for IIT Jodhpur to venture into this area with a unique and strategic plan.

This expansion is being done as an Education Technology vertical of the Centre for Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Development (CETSD). This vertical will work towards research and delivery, services and training, and social outreach in the area of education technology and educational innovation, and possibly move towards forming a Centre for Education Technology eventually.

The Activity Roadmap includes three major activities that the EdTech vertical and the potential Centre would engage in:

  • Research in educational innovation and technology

  • Translational development, Services and Training in education technology (ET)

  • Outreach for societal needs in education

The Centre for Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Development (CETSD) at IIT Jodhpur envisons to be a partner in tapping the potential of emerging technologies for creating a sustainable and prosperous future India, and aims to provide a platform for non-governmental and governmental collaborators to work together to apply emerging technologies for finding and implementing solutions towards achieving SDG targets.