Enriching Engineering Education Through e-Learning Presentation By Dr.N.Kasthuri Professor/ECE Kongu Engineering College Perundurai-638 052 Tamilnadu.
Project Team Dr.N.Kasthuri Mrs. E.D.Kanmani Ruby Mr.S.Raja Professor Assistant Professor Lecturer Department of ECE Kongu Engineering College Perundurai Erode-638 052. Tamilnadu
Highlights of KEC • 26th year of operation. • 6500 Students, 400 faculty. • 12 UG, 13 PG & 8 Ph.D Programmes. • Accredited by NBA & ISO. • Among the top 20 Self financing Institutions in India. • Rs. 4.1 Crore TBI, first of its kind in India-sponsored by DST/GOI.
Contd… • Community Radio Station- awarded by GOI. • IIPC – Sponsored by AICTE • 200 acre campus with 16 lakh sq.ft. builtup area. • Research Centres in various branches. • Best Engineering College award by ISTE. • 42 faculty with Ph.D Qualification & 235 faculty pursuing Ph.D
Highlights of ECE Department • 26th year of operation • UG Programme in ECE & PG Programme in VLSI • Major Infrastructure • State-of-the-art labs • VLSI • DSP • Microwave & Fibre Optics • RF • Networking • Microprocessor & Microcontroller • Freescale Seminconductor ECE • Digital Electronics • Hardware & TV • Communication Skills • Computer Centre • Project Cubicle • Video and Digital Library • Seminar Hall
Contd… • Majors Areas of research • Signal Processing • Networking • Image Processing • VLSI • 5 Ph.Ds and 12 faculty are pursuing Ph.D ECE
Our background in e-learning • Organized a 2 week FDP on e-learning sponsored by AICTE in 2007 • Developed e-content on one course namely Linear Integrated Circuits. • Implemented the course developed. • Course material • Tutorials • Online tests • Assignments • Discussion forums • Bulletin board • Feedback
Project Objectives • To enhance Engineering Education through e-learning methodology in the Institution. • To provide an innovative shift in the field of conventional learning. • To give rapid access to specific knowledge and information. • To enable organization to transcend distance and other organizational gaps by providing a cohesive virtual learning environment.
Kongu Next Justification & Importance Advantages to the organization: • Knowledge imparting and curriculum related time (assignments, tutorials etc.) is reduced • Consistent delivery Delivery of content is possible with asynchronous, self-paced e-learning.
Kongu Next Contd.. •Expert knowledge Expert knowledge is communicated with good e-learning and knowledge management systems. • Proof of completion and certification Essential elements of training initiatives, can be automated.
Kongu Next Contd… Advantages to the Learner: • On-demand availability Enables students to complete training conveniently at off-hours or from home. • Self-pacing For slow or quick learners, e-Learning methodology reduces stress and facilitates learning at their pace.
Kongu Next Contd… • Confidence Improves confidence level of the learners due to the flexibility and features of the system. • Quick Reference As materials are readily available, it serves quick reference.
Kongu Next Features
Kongu Next Yearwise Deliverables 2010: • Information gathering. • Finalization of material and resource requirement. • Getting vendor list • Budgetary quotation • Procurement of softwares, systems and consumables. • Manpower allocation • Area allocation. • Recruitment of Research Scholars. • Course material preparation (First to Fourth semester) for courses • Hosting of course materials in the LMS Website.
Kongu Next Contd… 2011: • Course material preparation (Fifth to Eighth semester) for courses. • Hosting of course materials in the LMS Website. • Different forums creation and implementation. • CD/DVD preparation for all the subjects and delivering
Kongu Next Implementation Modules • Course Material • Study guidelines • Literature • Slide shows • Interactive exercises • Tests • Online and Offline • Objective Type • Descriptive type • Quiz • Aptitude • Technical
Kongu Next Contd… • Assignment • Problem Oriented • Objective Type • Forums • Public • Private • Protected • Restricted • Virtual state-of-art laboratories • Community • Online Bulletin Board • Handouts in soft form Implementation schedule.doc
Kongu Next METHODOLGY • Developing the content as per the selected delivery method by the Domain Experts and the e-content development team. • Trial run and modification, if required. • Hosting e-content on the separate web portal for ease of access by learners
Kongu Next Budget Total = Rs. 61,47,000/- Non Recurring = Rs. 43,70,000/- Recurring = Rs. 17,77,000/-
Kongu Next Yearwise Budget 2010: Recurring Fund: Rs. 9,76,000 /- Non-recurring Fund: Rs.43,70,000/- 2011: Recurring Fund: Rs. 8,01,000 /- Non-recurring Fund: NIL
Kongu Next Budget: Non-Recurring System (Server) = Rs. 8,50,000 Storage System (9 TB) = Rs 15,00,000 Printer (2nos.) = Rs. 40,000 Switch (GB) = Rs. 5,00,000 UPS (10 KVA) = Rs. 1,50,000 Cooling System (2 Unit) = Rs. 2,50,000 Software e-learning/LMS = Rs. 9,00,000 Animation softwares = Rs. 1,80,000 Total = Rs.43,70,000
Kongu Next Budget: Recurring
Kongu Next Summary • Project aims at “Enhancing Engineering Education” in the institution. • e-Content will be developed for courses in Electronics and Communication Engineering. • Will facilitate students to interact with faculty using “Learning Management System”. • Different forums will be created -discussion forum, examination, assessment and assignment. • Aids in synchronous and asynchronous learning.