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