Faculty Development Program on “Emerging Trends in Computing Education”

Posted on June 18, 2015


Author:   Sanjay Goel

Updated on 21th July 2015


Faculty Development Program:   Emerging Trends in Computing Education, 6th July – 11th July – 2015 Department of Computer Science Engineering & Information Technology,  Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida Program

Brochure: FDP on Emerging Trends in Computing Education 010715

About the Program

Reforms in engineering and computing education have a long but slow history. Recently there has been an increased recognition of the need for innovation and transformation. Many policy makers and faculty members have made tremendous contributions in this area. Accreditation agencies have changed their accreditation criteria. This is expected to drive an unprecedented innovation in teaching programs that can only be brought through research on generic and discipline specific educational aspects. Computer scientists have always remained interested in understanding the phenomenon of ‘learning.’ AI and computer based teaching were the earlier areas that encouraged them to understand this phenomenon. Professional groups like the IEEE Education Society, the IFIP Technical Committee on Education, the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) and the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Uses in Education (SIGCUE), and the ACM Special Interest Group on Information Technology Education (SIGITE) are leading the activities in this area for several decades. Internationally most leading universities have their centers of teaching and learning, as well as research programs for investigating different aspects of engineering and computing education. Nearly 50 reputed international research journals and conferences regularly publish research on innovative practices in engineering and computing education. These also include various forums managed by IEEE, ACM, Springer and Verlag, Taylor and Francis, etc. The published papers address all kind  of educational issues with specific reference to computing discipline and courses – computing epistemologies,  learning theories and mechanisms, students centric learning, active learning, effective teaching, large classes, learning technology,  curriculum, Inclusiveness, assessment, student research, etc. This FDP is conducted for the following aims:

1.   Engage the present and aspiring faculty members with the contemporary discourse on computing education research. Nearly 300 selected papers published in these resources will be discussed.

2.   Stimulate and prepare the participants to apply and develop innovative approaches for teaching their own computing courses.

Course  Contents


Overview of published research in innovative teaching methods in different CSE/IT courses: First CS course, Discrete and Data Structures courses, Algorithms courses, Object Oriented Programming courses, Database courses, Operating Systems courses, Theory of Computation courses, Compiler Design courses, Computer Organization and Architecture courses, Embedded Systems courses, Computer Networks courses, Software Engineering courses, Artificial Intelligence courses, Data Mining and Machine Learning related courses,  Web Development courses, Mobile development courses.

Generics: Trends in Higher education, Accreditation and Ranking, Desirable Outcomes of Computing Education, Evolution of Computing Education, Trends in Computing Curricula, Innovative Approaches for Teaching, Teaching large classes, Learning through competitive programming, Research Spectrum in Computing Education

Futuristics: Ideation, Participants’ Presentations

 Session  wise Schedule

6th July 2015

9:15 am:   Opening

10:00 am: Anup Kalbalia, Lead at Codechef : Role of competitive programming in Computing Education

11:15 am: Tea Break

11:30 am: Anup Kalbalia, Lead at Codechef  (contd)

(He made a very interesting presentation on how competitive programming platforms like Codechef can enrich programming oriented computer science courses :  Anup Kalbalia)

1:00 pm:  Lunch break

2:00 pm:  Santosh Verma, JIIT:  Trends and innovations in Embedded Systems Education


  3:15 pm:  Tea Break

3:30 pm:  Vishnu Dusad, MD, Nucleus Software:  Emerging Industry Expectations from Education

(He talked about changing Indian IT industry in terms of a shift from IT services to IT products.  He said that the annual growth of service industry is now saturating at 10%. He also said that  products industry is now expanding  tremendously, and will expand further  in view of new initiatives like Digital India and also Open API policy.   He called the participant faculty members to groom students in such a manner that they start identifying and solving  diversified  societal problems using their IT skills.)

7th July 2015

9:15 am:  Padam Kumar, Dean (RID), JIIT: Teaching Object Orientation

11:00 am: Tea Break

11:15 am: Arvind Jha, Cofounder, Pariksha Labs:  Preparing Students for IP industry  

(He first gave an overview of rapidly growing start-up economy. He then gave various suggestions regarding curriculum, and student engagement. After the session he also interacted by final year MTech (dual degree) students and reviewed their projects. Arvind Jha Lecture_2015)

  1:00 pm:  Lunch break

2:00 pm:  Chetna Dabas, JIIT:  Trends and innovations in Compiler Design courses

2:45 pm:  Shikha Mehta, JIIT: Trends and innovations in Web Development courses


  3:30 pm:  Tea Break

3:45 pm:  Manish K Thakur, JIIT:   Trends and innovations in Algorithms courses

8th July 2015

9:15 am:  Vivek Pachauri, VP, Symphony Teleca and Ajay Goel, AVP (Engg), Aricent:

Ajay Vivek-Talk-8Jul15

Trends in Communication Software Industry (specific case study around IoT) and Expectations in Industry from Campus Grads

10:45 am: Tea Break

11:00 am: Anubha Gupta, IIIT Delhi: Centers of Teaching and Learning- Do we need these?

Anubha-Centres of Teaching and Learning

  1:00 pm:  Lunch break

2:00 pm:  Gagandeep Kaur, JIIT:  Trends and innovations in Operating Systems courses  (http://www.slideshare.net/GagandeepJIIT/operating-systems-50789347)

2:45 pm:  Vikas Saxena, JIIT: Trends and innovations in Discrete and Data Structure courses

  3:45 pm:  Tea Break

4:00 pm:  Dharmveer Rajput, JIIT: Trends and innovations in Data Mining and Machine Learning courses

9th July 2015

9:15 am:  Krishna Gopal, Dean (A&R), JIIT:   Trends and innovative Practices in Students Assessment

10:30 am: Tea Break

11:15 am: Kavita Pandey, JIIT: Trends and innovations in Theory of Computation courses

12 noon: Mukul Jain, CEO, MTREE, Emerging Industry Expectations from Education    (Mukul JainTalk)

  1:00 pm:  Lunch break

2:00 pm:  Sandeep K Singh, JIIT:  Trends and innovations in Object oriented Programming courses

  3:00 pm:  Suma Dawn, JIIT:  Trends and innovations in teaching large classes (http://www.slideshare.net/SumaDawn/trends-and-innovations-in-teaching-large-classes)

3:45 pm:   Tea Break

4:00 pm:  Aayushee Gupta:  Trends and innovations in the first CS courses

10th July 2015

9:15 am:  Indu Chawla and Somya Jain, JIIT:   Trends and innovations in Software Engineering courses


10:15am:  Yogesh Singh, JIIT: Trends and innovations in Computer organisation and Computer Architecture courses

11:00 am: Tea Break

11:15 am: Rajnish Prakash, Former Principal, PEC:  Quality Assurance in Higher Technical Education


  1:00 pm:  Lunch break

2:00 pm:  Neetu Sardana, JIIT:  Trends and innovations in Database courses

3:00 pm:   Tea Break

3:15 pm:   Satish Chandra, JIIT: Trends and innovations in Artificial Intelligence courses

11th July 2015

9:15 am:  K Rajlakshmi, JIIT:   Trends and innovations in Mobile Development courses

10:00 am:  Adarsh Kumar, JIIT:  Trends and innovations in Computer Networks courses            

10:45 am: Tea Break

11:00 am:  Sanjay Goel, JIIT:  Transforming Computing Education (JIIT FDP Sanjay Goel)

12:45 pm:  Valedictory

  1:30 pm:  Lunch

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