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Outcome based pedagogic principles for effective teaching

About the course

Globalisation, changing demographics and technological advancements are some of the key driving forces of the future. Our students will have to be prepared to face these challenges and seize the opportunities brought about by these forces. In Twenty-first Century Learning, students use educational technologies to apply knowledge to new situations, analyze information, collaborate, solve problems, and make decisions. Twenty-first century education structured should be outcome based which developed certain critical core competencies such as collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving, self learning. The curriculum should incorporates higher order thinking skills, multiple intelligences, technology and multimedia, communication skill and self learning methodology along with authenticated scientific assessments and evaluation.  Curriculum should provide direction so that student can learn by themselves and work both independently and interdependently.  The curriculum and instruction are designed to challenge all students, and provides for differentiation. So the curriculum is not a syllabus or textbook-driven or fragmented, it should be set of Specific, Measurable, Appropriate, Challenging but Achievable educational objective or Skills (outcome) which students will be acquire at the end. Evaluation of student achievement can be made more valid and reliable as the benchmark of achievements is explicitly stated.  


Industries that will recognize this course
Companies/industry/ Educational Institute want to Implement 21st Century Education procedure
Educational Institute want to apply for Accreditation

Course instructor

S K. Das Mandal was born on October 1975; He received the B.E degree in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering in 1998 and Ph.D degree in 2007 from Jadavpur University, India and currently working in Indian institute of Technology Kharagpur as an Assistant Professor. His current research interests include automatic speech recognition, speech synthesis, and computer assisted spoken language acquisition.

Tamali Bhattacharyya completed her Masters in Economics from Calcutta University in 1989 and Ph.D degree in 2012 from School of Education Technology, Jadavpur University. Her area of research is “Impact of Educational Software on learning outcome in secondary school children”. Currently she is working in IIT Kharagpur as a Project Manager. 


Course layout

Week 1: 21st Century Education and Outcome based Learning

Week 2: Instructional design for active learning

Week 3: Outcome based Education

Week 4: Learning Theories


Certification exam:

• The exam is optional for a fee. Exams will be on 26 March 2017.

• Time: Shift 1: 9am-12 noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm

• Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course.

• Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.

• The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.


• Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score.

• 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of 4 weeks course: Best 3 out of 4 assignments.

• E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT KHARAGPUR. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc