The FOSSEE (Free/Libre and Open Source Software for Education) project at IIT Bombay is organising a one-day Coordinators' workshop on PYTHON on May 25, 2019 from 9.00 am to 6 pm at IIT Bombay and 500+ remote centres across India.
IIT Bombay has conducted many large-scale teacher training workshops under the Train 10,000 Teachers (T10KT) programme, sponsored by the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT), MHRD, Govt. of India, and trained over 2,00,000 teachers.
Another successful technology developed at IIT Bombay is Spoken Tutorial, using which about 50 lakh students have been trained on various ICT topics. The effectiveness of this method can be seen from the testimonials available here: https://spoken-tutorial.org/testimonials/media/?foss=70 and this TEDx talk. The Spoken Tutorial project is also implemented successfully at IIT Bombay, with funding from NMEICT, MHRD.
Python is a very versatile and easy-to-learn programming language with an extensive library of open tools allowing users to solve a variety of problems. Python has a rich ecosystem of libraries and tools for scientific computing and data science. There are libraries that provide a powerful interactive computing environment both on the console as well as on a web-browser. Python can interface relatively easily with other well-established languages like FORTRAN/C and C++. In addition to this Python also has libraries to build user interfaces, build web applications, interface to hardware, and a whole host of other domains. This makes Python an excellent language to learn opening up a world of possibilities to users who desire to use their computers more effectively.
The FOSSEE (Free/Libre and Open Source Software for Education) project at IIT Bombay ((https://fossee.in) has been promoting Python, and other FLOSS software, such as Scilab, OpenFOAM, eSim, Osdag, OpenModelica, DWSIM & R, and Open Source hardware, such as Arduino and OpenPLC. FOSSEE is also funded by NMEICT, MHRD. Government of India has mandated the use of open source software. The Python workshop is organised by the Teaching Learning Centre (TLC) at IIT Bombay, funded by the Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT), MHRD, Govt. of India. As Spoken Tutorial method offers hands on practice, with 100% active learning, those who undergo this training will be able to start using Python immediately after the workshop. They will also be able to conduct Python workshops for their students, using Spoken Tutorials, on their own, without requiring any help from anyone else. The one day Python Coordinators’ workshop will be conducted on Saturday, 25 May 2019, through select Remote Centres of IIT Bombay (the details will be shared later). This will be a blended training programme that uses AVIEW for live interactions and Spoken Tutorials to learn to use Python. Details of the workshop will be announced later. The medium of instruction for this workshop is English. Language dubbed Spoken Tutorials in Hindi and a few other languages will also be available.
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