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Swayam Central

Sustainable and Affordable Sanitation Solutions For Small Towns: Policy, Planning and Practice

By Prof.N.C.Narayanan   |   IIT Bombay
Instructional designers today have tremendous access to a variety of technology tools while designing e-learning. An important role for instructional designers is to integrate effective pedagogical strategies to promote students’ engagement and learning. This course focuses on learner-centric principles and practices in the design of e-learning in STEM disciplines. Effective strategies and processes based on research from the learning sciences and educational technology will be discussed. Course participants will explore the application of e-learning design in various STEM topics in K-12 and higher education. The course will expose participants to some examples of basic and advanced technologies involved in designing e-learning.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Local academic institutions, Local government agencies.        
PREREQUISITES:          Nil.
INDUSTRY SUPPORT:   Local academic institutions, Local government agencies

Learners enrolled: 879

SUMMARY

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 23 Aug 2019
Exam Date : 29 Sep 2019
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1: Current status of water pollution in Indian cities: Problems, Issues and Challenges,  Problems of dominant approach in municipal wastewater
                    Management shifts in sanitation planning:
                  The Emergent alternative solutions
                    Strategies to alternative sanitation planning for small towns
    Week 2: Technology options in wastewater management 
                  Alternative technology Options in wastewater management
                    Steps for sanitation planning for small towns (Case of Alibag)       
                    Developing sanitation zones and waste watershed zones
    Week 3: Current status of solid waste management in Indian Cities: Problems, Issues and Challenges
                    Shifts in solid waste planning: The emergent alternative solutions
                    Strategies and steps to alternative solid waste planning for small towns: A case of Alappuzha
    Week 4: Current status of Fecal Sludge Management in Indian Cities: Problems, Issues and Challenges
                    Approaches and tools to fecal sludge management strategies
                    Steps to fecal sludge management for small towns

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. Abeysuriya, K., Cynthia , M., & Willets, J. (2010). Urban Sanitation Through the Lens of Thomas Kuhn. In J. in John R. McNeill (Ed.), Environmental History: As if Nature Existed (pp. 65-84). New York: Oxford University Press 
    2. Narayanan, N. C., Ray, I., Gopakumar, G., & Argade, P. (2017). Towards sustainable urban sanitation: A capacity-building approach to wastewater mapping for small towns in India. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 8(2). doi:10.2166/washdev.2017.071

    INSTRUCTOR BIO



    Prof.N.C. Narayanan is a Professor at Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas. He obtained his Ph.D. in Development Studies from International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands. He is also Associate Faculty and Member of IDPC of Centre for Policy Studies and Associate Faculty of IDP on Climate Studies, IIT Bombay. He was Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of California Berkeley in 2016-17      

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 29 September 2019 ,Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Bombay. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched

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