Leveraging Engineering Education with Technology

Technology is changing at fast pace and is finding its place in daily lives, be it using GPS to reach destination, searching of a recipe, uploading your experiences of a tour, watching a movie, sharing photograph or viewing and trusting other’s experiences whom you do not know before buying a product. Education is also not untouched. Blended learning includes combining face-to-face instruction deliveries with computer-mediated teaching and learning. Question arises to what extent Technology can support engineering education in today’s scenario. Gone are the days when usage of technology in education meant usages of slides with bulleted points typed in them.

There are varieties of ways to embrace it in education. Avenues of collaborations are opened up at a wide scale with the advent of technologies. With technology, faculties and students have a variety of learning tools at their smart tops, be it laptop or smart phones. Abundant credible literature is available online in video as well as text format that can be utilized by both teachers and students. Faculties along with delivering content face to face also apprises of students about relevant resources on internet, video lectures of distinguished faculties and eminent scientists. In best universities in Jaipur, Quality presentations prepared by faculties with appropriate animations can make their job easier in explaining concepts. Learning Management Systems facilitates topic wise uploading of Lecture Materials, Detailed Tutorials, Practice Exercises and Supplements to understand the topic. Students after attending face-to-face class can browse the content multiple times at own pace and need. Students can also submit solutions to assignments online, where in faculties can keep track of dates of submission, put their comments and also demand revised submission, maintaining the track of revisions of assignment.

Assignments can be graded through systems, and graphical representation of marks can be seen by students as well faculties. Peer reviewing of assignments and projects can also be encouraged and by using software its facilitation becomes easier for faculties. Performance Management System Integrated with Learning Management Systems adds value to the system facilitation assessment of students by taking online quiz or short answer questions. Usages of discussion boards are extremely helpful to discuss topics and clarify doubts. At JKLU which is among the best universities in Jaipur, Being part of online Communities facilitates interaction of students with professionals of common interest. Virtual Labs can be utilized by students where they can have access to share costly equipment and resources, which are otherwise available to limited number of users.

JK Lakshmipat University which is one of the best university in Jaipur, offers B.Tech in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and M.Tech in Computer Science Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering. Faculties at the University are determined to educate students at their best and are committed to produce skilled and trained professionals as per industry demand. To achieve the said aim, technology has been adopted in best possible manner by educators and learners. Students are offered knowledge not limiting to one person’s opinion. Institute of Engineering and Technology maintains IT infrastructure with latest hardware resources and proprietary as well as open source software’s required for each engineering discipline. University is in phase of implementing ERP with all integrated modules required to integrate education with technology. Technology has been adopted wisely at JKLU to educate current tech-savy generation.

About the Author:

Dr. Sonal JainDr. Sonal Jain
Associate Professor- Computer Science Engineering ,IET,JKLU

Dr. Sonal Jain has over 14 years of academic experience. Dr. Jain has several publications to her credit and has presented research papers at National and International conferences organized by institutes like IITB, IITK and, NTU Singapore. Dr. Jain has co-authored several books including Personal Computer Software (Wiley India), Simplifying C (Dreamtech Publications) and six text books for Gujarat State Education Board. She is Reviewer and Committee Member with IACSIT Singapore. Her area of interest for Research, Training and Consultancy includes Technology for education, Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing.