IIMB plans Faculty Development Programme using Blended MOOCs at IIT Delhi

IIMB faculty members will guide participants on using IIMB’s online courses to enrich classroom learning.

Published: 22nd June 2016 04:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2016 04:14 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, (IIMB) will be conducting a one-day Faculty Development Programme on Blended Learning using Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at the IIT Delhi campus in July 2016.

The programme is targeted at all faculties in management schools in India. The primary objective of this workshop is to equip faculty from management institutions with requisite skills and resources to use MOOCs in a blended format in their classroom.

IIMB faculty members will guide participants on using IIMB’s online courses to enrich classroom learning, during the programme. It will include orientation sessions on MOOCs as well as parallel tracks on using MOOCs produced by IIM Bangalore in a blended format.

The MOOCs focuses in these sessions are International Business Environment and Global Strategy – Dr Sushil Vachani, Strategy and the Sustainable Enterprise – Dr PD Jose and   Introduction to Investments – Dr. SG Badrinath.

IIMB faculty members, who have pioneered MOOCs, will interact with participants and conduct the various sessions.

Under the leadership of Dr Sushil Vachani, the Chairman, International Advisory Committee, IIM Bangalore and Former Director, IIM Bangalore, the institute focused on globalization, technology-enabled education, entrepreneurship and social impact.

Before joining IIM Bangalore, Dr. Vachani was a Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Boston University, where he served in many leadership positions during a twenty-eight-year career. These included Faculty Director of the Japan Program, Chairman of the Strategy Department, Chairman of the Doctoral Program and Special Assistant to Boston University’s President for its India Initiative. He has taught in the US, Japan, China and India. He has extensive managerial and consulting experience with the Boston Consulting Group, Philips and the Tata Administrative Service.

Dr. Vachani received his doctorate from the Harvard Business School, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

P D Jose, Corporate Strategy and Policy Professor, IIMB; Chairperson of MOOCs Initiatives, was a member of the faculty at the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, prior to joining IIMB. Professor Jose teaches core courses on strategy and electives on Corporate Environmental Management, Sustainable Enterprises and Understanding Corporate Failures. He has been a visiting faculty at Cardiff Business School, IIM Kozhikode, and Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.

Professor Jose was a Fulbright Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, and Kenan-Flagler Business School, North Carolina during 1999-2000. He also visited the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, as a research scholar on a UNDP/GoI fellowship. He was also an ESRC Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) at Cardiff University during 2005-06, and again in 2008.

S G Badrinath, Finance and Accounting, Visiting Faculty at IIMB; Chairperson of Centre for Financial Markets and Risk Management, is presently a visiting professor and Chairperson of the Centre for Capital Markets and Risk Management at IIMB. He also teaches in the Investments and Risk Management areas at San Diego State University. He has served as the faculty advisor to the Aztec Equity Fund and has received college and university-wide teaching awards.

IIMB partnered with edX, the non-for-profit Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) provider to launch IIMBx in August 2014. MOOC is a powerful force in online education that has opened doors to quality education in every corner of the world. Through its digital offerings, IIMB aims to up-skill the vast Indian talent pool that has traditionally been handicapped by physical capacity constraints of premier educational institutions.

IIMBx has launched 18 MOOCs covering major subjects in business and management with more than 2.5 lakh enrolments worldwide. IIMBx MOOCs embrace the “active learning” methodology by giving the learner the opportunity to employ various learning modalities – listening, watching, reading and acting on the knowledge gained. Each concept is explained using a carefully designed learning sequence that intersperses byte-sized videos with quizzes, readings and assignments. Discussion forums with thought-provoking questions add to the peer learning experience.


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