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Beginning To Apply Iucee Effective Teaching Strategies In India: An Experience In A Master Of Computer Applications Program

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2009 Annual Conference & Exposition


Austin, Texas

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June 14, 2009

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June 14, 2009

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June 17, 2009



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International Initiatives, Partnerships, Teaching Strategies & Collaborative Networks (IUCEE, IFEES, LACCEI.... )

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14.271.1 - 14.271.11



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Bhushan Trivedi

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Dr. Bhushan Trivedi is a Professor at the Gujarat Law Society Institute of Computer Technology in India. He participated in the Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE) Summer Faculty Leadership Institute held in Mysore in 2008, and has conducted several follow up training seminars for Indian faculty throughout the state of Gujarat. For the past three years, he has coordinated the C++ track of the college to carrier program of the Gujarat Government aimed to improve technical education for Engineering and MCA colleges of Gujarat and making them more enjoyable. He is the author of the textbook: Programming with ANSI C++, published by Oxford University Press. His email is

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Maria M. Larrondo Petrie

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Dr. Maria Larrondo Petrie is Vice President of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES). She participated in the Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE) planning meetings, was selected by the State of Gujarat in India to be the U.S. Mentor for engineering education initiatives, and traveled to Gujarat to promote the IUCEE Faculty Leadership Institute. She is on the board of the International Division, Women in Engineering Division and Minorities in Engineering Division of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and is the Executive Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions. Her research interests are modeling of complex systems, security and pedagogy. Her email is

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Beginning to Apply IUCEE Effective Teaching Strategies in India: An Experience in a Master of Computer Applications Program


The Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE) initiative is focused on preparing the next generation of engineering faculty in India and the United States, and dramatically increasing the number of collaborations in research and teaching to better prepare engineers for the global economy. After two years of planning in India and the US involving almost 200 academic and business leaders from both countries, and raising close to US$1M, the first Faculty Leadership Institute was offered on the Infosys Technologies’ Global Education Center in Mysore, India for a six week period during the summer of 2008. Almost 585 Indian faculty members participated in 23 week-long Train-the-Trainer workshops led by 27 US faculty members and corporate representatives that covered general effective teaching techniques as well as best practices teaching within engineering disciplines. This paper describes a first experience by one of the Indian participants applying strategies taught at the IUCEE Faculty Leadership Institute to a course in a Master of Computer Applications program in India, and the students’ reactions. The course was part of a two course sequence, the faculty member taught the first course before the Institute experience and the second after the Institute. The students assessed the difference in his teaching skills and the impact of using the new techniques in the second course.


The Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE)1 initiative started in 2007, with the assistance of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the International Federation of Engineering Education (IFEES). The IUCEE vision is to improve the quality and global relevance of Engineering Education in India and in the United States by fostering collaborations. IUCEE aims to identify, promote, catalyze, add value to assist in the scale up and multiplication of promising practices for collaboration in Research and Development Curriculum and Technology Enhanced Delivery Innovation and Entrepreneurship Quality and Accreditation Processes Industry Participation With this purpose under the leadership of Dr. Krishna Vedula, a Faculty Leadership Institute was developed jointly by US and Indian academic and industry leaders. The Institute consisted of 23 one week “Train-the-Trainer” workshops on effective teaching techniques, and discipline-based courses that took place at the InfoSys Technologies’ Global Education Center in Mysore, India. The workshops where led by US experts known for their pedagogical skills. The Indian participants typically enrolled in a teaching methodology workshop and a discipline-based workshop, and had agreed to lead regional workshop throughout India. IUCEE agreed to pair the Indian participants to US mentors.

The Indian participants had the following profile1:

Trivedi, B., & Larrondo Petrie, M. M. (2009, June), Beginning To Apply Iucee Effective Teaching Strategies In India: An Experience In A Master Of Computer Applications Program Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--4901

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