Prof. Phatak's 1000 teacher training programme on the topic, "Effective
teaching/learning of computer programming" is scheduled to start
tomorrow at about 9:30 am. The details of this course are available at
This training will take place through the student interactive terminals
located at 22 remote centres of EDUSAT, with two way audio, video
interaction. As of now about 900 college teachers who teach computer
programming in hundreds of colleges will go through this training over a
period of ten working days during 14-24 Dec. 2009.
Prof. Phatak plans to use the open source learning management system
Moodle for this course. All teachers will be able to participate in
discussions, etc. through this forum. All of these, including the video
recording of the course lectures, will be released as open source.
A webcast of the entire course will be available free of cost at
Thanks to Prof. Kannan Moudgalya and Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam for the
V. Sasi Kumar