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Centre for Engineering Education Development

Centre for Engineering Education Development

CEED

KG Reddy College of Engineering and Technology has established the Centre for Engineering Education Development (CEED) to encourage and foster innovations in teaching and learning. In alignment with the institution’s vision of New Age Engineering, CEED works with the faculty in the institution through capacity building initiatives to help implement student-centric teaching methodologies in their classrooms. CEED regularly organizes faculty development program on different topics to improve the awareness and knowledge of evidence-based pedagogical approaches among the faculty.

CEED at KGRCET is comprised to faculty from different departments who work together to design and facilitate faculty development programs. CEED organizes a faculty development program at the start of every semester for new faculty joining the institution. The program while being majorly centered around the “Design and Implementation of Student-Centered Learning” also incorporates sessions on additional topics such as Mentoring Students, Ethical Practices in Classroom, Classroom Management etc. CEED also conducts workshops for faculty in the institution throughout the semester to help develop their expertise in teaching and learning. Below are lists of workshops conducted during the semester.

  1. Blooms Taxonomy: Levels of Learning, Identifying the levels for the topics, designing the course outcomes using blooms taxonomy.
  2. Student Centered learning: Active learning methods, Learning Styles, Managing large classrooms, Collaborative learning.
  3. Effective Assessment: Principles of assessment, Designing formative and summative assessments, creating rubrics
  4. Technology-Enhanced Learning: Integrating technology in classroom, Flipped classroom, Creating course website, online courses.
  5. Creating Teaching Philosophy and Teaching portfolio.
  6. Outcome-Based Education: Designing program-specific outcomes (PSOs), program outcomes (POs) and mapping them to the course outcomes (COs).

Another objective of CEED is to help build expertise among faculty to document and publish papers focused on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Faculty who are implementing innovative pedagogical practices are encouraged to measure the impact on students’ learning and share their work by publishing papers in engineering education conferences and journals. To help faculty write good quality papers, CEED conducts paper review sessions every week to discuss about papers published in premier journals. Through the paper review sessions, CEED tries to help faculty analyze how papers are written in education focused journal papers as compared to traditional engineering journals. Members of CEED and interested faculty regularly review papers from the following journals.

  1. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (IJ-SoTL)
  2. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  3. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
  4. Teaching and Learning Inquiry
  5. International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy
  6. International Journal of Service Learning in Engineering (IJSLE)
  7. Journal of Engineering Education Transformations

Through the initiatives of CEED, faculty members at KGRCET are able to implement active and collaborative (student-centric) teaching methodologies in their classroom. Few faculty members have transformed their courses to a blended format by developing course websites to enable students’ learning outside of the classroom. CEED aims to continue helping faculty build knowledge and skills on how to better teach engineering courses and help students achieve the intended learning outcomes.

Our Vision

To promote research and facilitate best practices in engineering education to improve student’s learning.

Our Mission

  • Foster an environment in the institution to encourage innovation in teaching, learning and assessment methodologies in the classroom.
  • Facilitate research in engineering pedagogy and publish the research work.
  • Keep faculty members updated with the best practices in teaching, learning and assessment in engineering education through training, attending conferences and workshops.
  • Connect with international experts in the field of engineering education
  • Conduct outreach activities such as trainings, workshops and conferences
  • Support educators in their pursuit of excellence through effective use of technology
No Name Designation Department
1 Mrs Tuti Sandhya Head CEED ECE
2 Dr M Madulitha Associate Head-CEED H & S
3 Mr Kamruddin Syed Member EEE
4 Mrs G Lakshmi Bhavani Member ECE
5 Mr Ahmeed Mohiuddin Member CSE
6 Ms K Himabindu Member CE
7 Mrs Keerthi Member ME
8 Mrs Radha Kumari Member MBA
9 Mr Devadas Member CS AIML
10 Mrs P Haindavi Member CSD

 

S.No Title/Role Name Year
1 Reviewer for ICTIEE Conference Mr khamruddin Syed 2017, 2018, 2020 & 2021
Mrs A Deepika
Mrs R Himasagarika
Mrs Tuti Sandhya
2 Reviewer for Journal for Engineering Education Transformations Mr khamruddin Syed 2017 to Till Now
Mrs Tuti Sandhya
3 Reviewer for ICL/WEEF Mrs Tuti Sandhya 2014 to Till Now
4 Faculty Excellence Award on 05th September 2021 from Ed & Immigo Consultancy Mrs Tuti Sandhya 2021
5 International Engineering Educator Certification Program of 6 Months-IGIP/IUCEE Mr khamruddin Syed 2015 and 2022
Mrs Tuti Sandhya
Mrs K Udayasri
Mrs R Hima Sagarika
Dr Madhulita Sundaryan
6 Selected as IUCEE Facilitator Mrs Tuti Sandhya 2019
7 Outstanding Engineering Educator Mr khamruddin Syed 2017
 8 Received Title “Ing.Paed.IGIP” Mrs Tuti Sandhya 2017
9 Selected as faculty for IIEECP Certification Program Mr khamruddin Syed 2016
10 Top Social Learner Award Mrs Tuti Sandhya 2015
11 “Project GENTLE” Award by Inpods Mrs Tuti Sandhya 2015
Mrs L Vishaka
12 Microsoft Engineering Educator Mr khamruddin Syed 2015
13 Best Faculty Award Mrs Tuti Sandhya 2014

Faculty Development Programs:

  • Teaching engineering courses through student-centered learning
  • Design and implementation of engineering courses using project and problem-based learning
  • Enhancing learning through technology
  • Curriculum development and assessment of through Outcome-based education
  • Investigating classroom teaching through action research

Activities:

  • Faculty development programs
  • Bi-monthly faculty reflection meets to discuss best practices
  • Annual KGR teaching and learning symposium to share best practices

Educational Research:

KGR Approach to Disseminate Innovative T&P Practices

CEED

Teaching and Learning Conclave

KGRCET Follows an outcome based approach faculties use innovative teaching methods to cater for the needs of OBE. As per the standard operating procedure all the faculty members implement 20% of their classes with student centric methods/innovative teaching methods. The implemented activities by the faculty in class room along with student reflections will be presented during monthly teaching learning conclave organized by CEED,  Faculty presentation critically reviewed and evaluated by external experts from different teaching learning centers across the world.

Best Practices:

KGRCET follows an Outcome Based Education (OBE) approach. Faculties use innovative teaching methods to cater for the needs of OBE. The pedagogies followed by the department is as shown in figure below.

best practices in teaching

Innovative Teaching Methods: By implementing student centric methods in the classroom, that helps to engage the students with different kinds of learning levels and creates an environment of activity-based learning which makes the content of the classroom more interesting and makes learning fun.

 

ICT Supported Learning

At the beginning of each semester students are registered in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs ) such as  NPTEL, Coursera & SWAYAM and watch videos, and faculty members support students in submitting assignments. In the classroom, students are encouraged to give presentations to improve their basic knowledge, communication skills in the respective subject.

 

Technology based Learning: In this method of learning, teaching methodology is supported by technology. Course websites are created using a Learning Management System (LMS) called CANVAS and students are given access to the website. The material related to the subject would be posted on the website for student’s reference. The Assignment questions are being posted by the facilitator. The same can be answered by the students. Students can clarify their doubts by posting questions, and discussions on the subject could be held on the website. Recorded videos of the faculty members using light board technology are uploaded on to youtube channels and the links for the same are shared with the students for access.

 

Project Based Assignment: To impart the practical knowledge to the students, Project Based Assignments (PBA) are implemented, in which students are formed into groups, each group consisting of advanced and slow learners. Depending upon the project they do students are assessed and graded individually. 

 

Student centric methods, such as experiential learning, participative learning and problem solving methodologies are used for enhancing learning experiences

 

Efforts to keep students engaged: Students are being taught by the Active learning methodologies, these methods are implemented during the class depending on the learning outcomes for their respective courses, the various student centric methods implemented are given: 

Think – Pair – Share: To facilitate and improve students’ articulating abilities, the faculty members implement this method. Faculty poses a question to students on a topic. Then students think individually for a while, pair with their peers and share their responses so as to improve their skills by way of participation.

Just a Minute: The faculty members adopt this method with a general topic or subject related topic given to students and they speak on a given topic in one minute. This enhances their effective communication skills and builds good confidence so that they are good at the subject.

Ice-breaking Activities: As soon as the faculty enters the classroom, faculty members pose a question to the students on the topic covered in the previous class to get the attention of the students and also this activity helps the students who are absent to the previous class.

Model Preparation: The students prepare a prototype model of their own idea under the guidance of faculties and participate in a hackathon program. Students are encouraged to build the models on contemporary issues with the help of faculty members. The developed models were showcased in poster presentations, conferences and technical fest.

Co-curricular Activities: Students participate in various co-curricular activities like workshops, Seminars, technical quizzes, technical expos, Hackathons to facilitate the development of mind and personality along with moral learning.

Brainstorming: The institution adopts this technique by implementing various students’ centric methods to enhance the creativity skills in young minds; in turn the students are capable enough to compete with the outside world as per the industry expectations.

Flipped Classroom: The faculty members adopt this instructional strategy to engage the students after the class room hours. The faculty members assign a topic to be prepared at home. The faculty members ask students to come up with their views and doubts if any to the next class.

Collaborative lLearning Practice (CLP): The institution implements CLP, in which the students are involved in various activities and they interact with their peers to share ideas and information to improve their learning, thinking skills.

Project Based Assignments: Students are involved in designing prototypes which make students acquire a deeper knowledge through experiential learning by active participation.

 

Google Classroom:

Google Classroom is a free suite of productivity tools that includes email, documents, and storage. Guest Lectures, semenars and awerness programs are conducted online mode, Classroom was designed collaboratively with faculty members to help them save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students.

Canvas Classroom:

Canvas is a open Learning Management System (LMS), before beginning of the  each semester faculty memebers design their courses using LMS platform, course design includes course objectives, course outcomes, course prerequisites, course content in multiple formats such as PPT, course file, handwritten notes, assignment topic with material, videos etc.   

Each course consists of five modules which includes quizzes, discussion forums, assignments along with course content. After completion of each unit faculty members assess the students by conducting the quizzes, the LMS itself grade the students, based on the performance of students, they are categorized into slow and advanced learners, different activities are organized to support the slow learners and advanced learners are encourage to participate in hackathons, technical fest and register for the online courses. 

 

Multimedia Learning Process:

The faculty members are using multimedia elements LCD projectors that will help the faculties to represent the content in a more meaningful way using different media elements.

Youtube videos: 

Along with the videos recorded by experts from reputed academic institutions, faculty members of KGRCET recorded lectures for difficult courses using light board technology, these videos are uploaded in the department and institution level youtube channels, the links of these videos are shared with the students for access and also uploaded these videos in the department videos.

Teaching and Learning Conclave:  As per the standard opereting procedure all faculty members implement 20% of their classes with student centric methods/innovative teaching methods. The implemented activities by the faculties in the classrooms along the students reflections will be presented during monthly Teaching Learning Conclave organized by Centre for Engineering Education Development (CEED).

Faculty presentations are critically reviewed and evaluated in hybrid mode by external experts from different Teaching Learning Centres across the country, reflection/feedback provided by the external experts to faculty members for effective implementation of innovative teaching methods. The reports related to Teaching and  Learning Conclave are uploaded in the institute website for access by the teaching fraternity. 

 E-Learning Resources:

E-learning materials are circulated by the course in charge to the students that helps in providing exposure to domain expertise of the faculty members from various reputed institutes. The E-Books are available in the central library, students are provided credentials to access the same.

The department/institution may set up appropriate processes for making the contributions available to the public, getting them reviewed and for rewarding. These may typically include statement of clear goals, adequate preparation, use of appropriate methods, and significance of results, effective presentation and reflective critique

Innovative Teaching Methods: By implementing student centric methods in the classroom, that helps to engage the students with different kinds of learning levels and creates an environment of activity-based learning which makes the content of the classroom more interesting and makes learning fun.

  1. Syed, K.; Kandakatla, R.; Madhulita, Yadav, R.; Himasagarika, R..Responding to COVID-19 and transitioning to online learning: Evaluation of an institution wide capacity building efforts on technology-enhanced learning-Journal of Engineering Education Transformations ; 34(Special Issue):620-627, 2021.
  2. A. Deepika,  Rohit Kandakatla , A. Saida , Vijaya Bhasker Reddy-Implementation of ICAP Principles through Technology Tools: Exploring the Alignment between Pedagogy and Technology-Journal of Engineering Education Transformations ; 34(Special Issue):542-549, 2021.
  3. Rayapudi Hima Sagarika , Rohit Kandakatla , Ashwini Gulhane Role of Learning Analytics to Evaluate Formative Assessments: Using a Data Driven Approach to Inform Changes in Teaching Practices-Journal of Engineering Education Transformations ; 34(Special Issue):550-556, 2021.
  4. Radhika Amashi , Gopalkrishna Joshi , Rohit Kandakatla The Influence of Sustainable Development Module on the Values and Beliefs of First-Year Students in Undergraduate Engineering Education, Journal of Engineering Education Transformations ; 34(Special Issue):98-103, 2021.
  5. Madhu Asundi , Rohit Kandakatla , Gopalkrishna Joshi Impact of Modelling and Simulation in Solving Complex Problems in First Year Engineering Course Journal of Engineering Education Transformations ; 34(Special Issue):180-185, 2021.
  6. Ujwala Patil *, Preeti S. Pillai , Shraddha B. Hiremath , Raghavendra M. Shet , Rohit K. , Nalini C. Iyer Experiential Learning Framework for Signals and Systems: An Attempt Towards Reaching Higher Levels of Cognition Journal of Engineering Education Transformations ; 34(Special Issue):659-665, 2021.
  7. Rohit Kandakatla Edward J. Berger , Jeffrey F. Rhoads, Jennifer DeBoer Purdue University, West Lafayette, Student Perspectives on the Learning Resources in an Active, Blended and Collaborative (ABC) Pedagogical Environment -iJEP ‒ Vol. 10, No. 2, 2020
  8. Syedkhamruddin , Rohit Kandakatla- Improving Teaching Process Through TechnologyEnhanced Instruction for Electrical Machines Course Journal of Engineering Education Transformations, Volume 33, January 2020, Special issue, eISSN 2394-1707
  9. R. Hima Sagarika, Syedkhamruddin Experiencing the Essence of Learning Database Management System Course using C-map Tool ,Journal of Engineering Education Transformations, Volume 33, January 2020, Special issue, eISSN 2394-1707
  10. Video coding of classroom observations for research and instructional support in an innovative learning environmentDavid Evenhouse ,Austin Zadoks,Claudio Cesar Silva de Freitas,Nimit Patel,Rohit Kandakatla,Nick Stites,Taylor Prebel,Edward Berger ,Charles Krousgrill,Jeffrey F. Rhoads &Jennifer DeBoer Pages 95-105, Australasian Journal of Engineering Education Volume 23,2018-Issue 2
  11. Yuqin Duan, Edward Berger ,Rohit Kandakatla ,Jennifer DeBoer,Nick Stites ,Jeffrey F. Rhoads :The Relationship Between Demographic Characteristics and Engagement in an Undergraduate Engineering Online Forum,Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, San Jose CA, October 2018
  12. M. Rambabu , N. Ramana , M. Sadanandam An Active and Collaborative Learning Practice through Mind Mapping Using Jigsaw Activity of Class Room Based Interaction in Engineering Education Journal of Engineering Education Transformations, 2018, Volume: 31, Issue: Special Issue, Pages:
  13. Rohit Kandakatla; Ruth A. Streveler; Juan D. Ortega-Alvarez; Karl Smith Faculty Apprentice as a Mentorship Model for Engineering Graduate Students interested in Teaching 2018 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)
  14. Rohit Kandakatla, Angela Goldenstein, D. Evenhouse, E. Berger, J. Rhoads, Jennifer DeBoer MEERCat: A Case Study of How Faculty-led Research Initiatives Gave Rise to a Cross-departmental Research Center with Potential to Inform Local Policy  c American Society for Engineering Education, 2018
  15. Tuti Sandhya, Active Learning Skills to Improve Teaching Learning Process” at International Journal of Advance Technology in Engineering & Science (IJATES, ISSN- 2348-7550), Vol.No.5, Issue No.3, and March-2017
  16. K. Sudheer Kumar , Khamruddin Syed Conceptualization of Data Structures Course using Visualization Techniques-A Case Study Journal of Engineering Education Transformations,Volume: 30, Issue: 4, Pages: 34-39,2017
  17. Khamruddin Syed , Anusha Kurapati Enhancing Teaching Learning and OBE Process through CEED in Collaboration with iGurukuls Journal of Engineering Education Transformations, Volume: 30, Issue: 3, Pages: 235-240, 2017
  18. Anusha Kurapati , Khamruddin Syed Importance and Scope of Implementing Project Based Learning in Tier-II Engineering Colleges,Journal of Engineering Education Transformations, 2017, Volume: 30, Issue: 3, Pages: 265-271
  19. Tuti Sandhya, P Anusha “Improving Teaching Learning Process through collaborative Activities in classroom at KGRCET” 2017, which is published online in JEET.
  20. Tuti Sandhya, P Anusha “An initiative to the Project based learning at KGRCET: as a part of active learning methodologies” 2017, which is Published in Journal of Engineering Education
  21. S. Anusha , N. Swetha Reddy Incorporating Student Voice in the Transformation Process, Journal of Engineering Education Transformations Volume: 30, Issue: Special Issue, 2016
  22. Tuti Sandhya“Engineering Education Transformations”, Special Issue, Journal of Engineering Education Transformations eISSN 2394-1707.
  23. Tuti Sandhya ,  Rohit Kandakatla,  Syed Khamruddin “Improving Teaching Learning Process through Establishment of CEED” Journal of Engineering Education Transformations, Volume, No, Month 2015, ISSN 2349-2473, eISSN 2394-1707.
  24. David Evenhouse,Rohit Kandakatla,Nick Stites,Nimit Patel What does an In-Class Meeting Entail? A Characterization and Assessment of Instructor Actions in an Active, Blended, and Collaborative Classroom June 2017 Conference: 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
  25. Rohit Kandakatla, Soujanya Reddy  Increasing the Understanding of Engineering Education for Freshmen Journal of Engineering Education Transformations Year: 2015, Volume: 28, Issue: 2-3, Pages: 51-55
  26. S. Anusha *, N. Swetha Reddy Social Learning in Engineering Education Journal of Engineering Education Transformations Year: 2015, Volume: 28, Issue: Special Issue, Pages: 292-294
  27. Tuti Sandhya, G Praveen Kumar  “Gesture to Voice Conversion for Speech and Hearing-Impaired Disabilities” at International Journal of Science Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJSEAT, ISSN-2321-6905), Vol.No.3, Issue No.7, Page No.290-292 and July-2015.
  28. Tuti Sandhya, P Anusha “The Essence of Effective Presentation Skills in Engineering Education “at World Engineering Education Forum-2014, Dubai on December 4, 2014, published in the proceedings of the 17th international conference on interactive collaborative learning, and indexed in IEEE Explore.

Contact Info

Tuti Sandhya Head CEED
Mrs. Tuti Sandhya
HEAD CEED
+91 9912864443
ceed@kgr.ac.in