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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Teaching Method used?

My Teaching Method tends toward Constructivist learning. The learning sessions are a mix of Hands-On, Minds-On activities, and value both the Theory and the Practicals. The learning experience is incremental and iterative. The concepts learned are applied to the canonical examples and also integrated into the Project work. The methodology's context is Andragogical (Student is self-motivated, self-managed, and doesn't need traditional pedagogical monitoring). Most of the courses I offer are Blended Courses having elements of both Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning focusing on engineering and design.

How are live online sessions ( Synchronous Learning ) conducted?

I generally conduct the live online sessions on the Google Meet Platform. Usually, a student gets an invitation mail to join the Meet Room about 5 minutes before the lecture starts. These sessions are Synchronous Sessions; all the class students are present in the room while conducting the practicals and discussing the subject matter. I have a Real-Time Interaction with Students during these sessions. I take questions, have discussions through text and audio. Occasionally, Students share their screens to demonstrate their work or clear doubts.

What is Asynchronous Learning ?

Asynchronous Learning involves reading, coding drills, assignments, and watching of prerecorded Online Video sessions given as course work. This Learning can be self-paced and provides the flexibility of schedule, and has soft deadlines. There is usually a healthy component of Asynchronous Learning intertwined with Synchronous Learning in the courses I offer.

What is Project Oriented - Blended Learning ?

Learning that is a confluence of Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning with a thrust towards Engineering and Design.

Synchronous Learning + Asynchronous Learning + Project Work

What are the Learning Resources I get when I enroll for a Course?

Every course has a corresponding Learning Portal. The Portal has hundreds of programs, notes, Assignments, Project Work, and Video Resources.

I organize Video Resources in two categories.

  1. The recordings of Live Online Sessions, ie. Synchronous sessions I conduct for the given class. These videos aid revision and enable coverage for students absent in the lecture.

  2. Prerecorded Videos for Asynchronous Learning.

These resources are available to the students for the duration of the course.

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