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Using Educational Technology for Constructive Teaching & Learning

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

This practice-based course will delve into the concept of constructivist learning approaches, in making learning authentic, connected and meaningful to one’s context. It will enable teachers to identify pedagogies that will lead to active engagement of the learner and relate the ideas of constructivism to commonly used technology-based learning activities in their classroom. This will enable teachers to design technology integrated learning activities for students in a classroom. Various perennial and emerging technology tools and applications will be explored for its value in making teaching and learning more student centric and fostering teachers’ agency. The completion of the practice-based component will lead to receiving the Digital Badge.

Course Objectives

  • Understand and appreciate constructivist approaches to learning and the role of technology in constructing meaningful learning experiences for the students
  • Explore various technology applications; and critically evaluate their use and its role in meaningful learning
  • Create lessons and activities integrating technology to create an active learning environment for students.

Who can do this course?

Teachers associated with and teaching upper primary and secondary level students in BMC schools.


Teachers will need to have access to computing devices like laptop or even a smart phone with connectivity for the entire duration of the programme.

  1. A smartphone/computer with internet access to complete and attempt activities.
Learners can:

  • Interact with the course team through Webinars.
  • Participate in online discussion forums.
  • Access the course via TISSx app on your mobile.

Course Staff

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Dr. Amina Charania

Associate Professor, CETE, TISS

She has worked on developing the Integrated approach for Technology in Education at the Tata Trust, and conceptualizing of the CLIx initiative. Her research interests are in the areas of teacher professional development for technology integration (TPACK), and student use of technology within a constructionist approach.

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Ms. Sohini Sen

Senior Manager, TPD; CETE, TISS

She has been a part of Integrated approach to Technology in Education (ITE) since 2013 and has been associated with TISS ITE Resource Team since 2016. She has been managing the Certificate in ICT and Education for School Teachers along with providing monitoring and capacity building support for on ground implementation of ITE in government schools as a member of the resource team.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I access the course on a smartphone?

You can access the course via TISSx app on your smartphone. You can install the app from Playstore.

Whom do I contact for further information?

What web browser should I use?

The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari, or with Internet Explorer version 9 and above.
See our list of supported browsers for the most up-to-date information.

Where can I access and download TISSx andrioid app from?

From Google Playstore: Click on link here.

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