Enhancing Computing Education in India: A Design Story
Self archived versionfinal draft
MetadataShow full item record
CitationKode Sandhya. Sutinen Erkki. (2017). Enhancing Computing Education in India: A Design Story. Proceedings Fifth International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (LaTiCE 2017), 20-24 April 2017, University of Hong Kong, 2017, 82-86. 10.1109/LaTiCE.2017.21.
In the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in India, the number of engineering institutions grew from under 10 to over 500 from 1978 to 2008. This resulted in a severe shortage of good quality teachers and therefore poor quality of graduating students. In India, the employability of engineering graduates is 25%. Considering the scale and wickedness of the problem, the lead author and her team worked on designing innovative and radical solutions to this problem during the last eight years. We restrict our research focus to those colleges who responded to our call for partnership in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and to the center, EnhanceEdu, we created at IIIT (International Institute of Information Technology) at Hyderabad. We present the EnhanceEdu design story using a new pragmatic approach called Design Story Research (DeStoRe) which has its basis in Design Science Research. An overarching design story frames past, present and future work of an entity, seeing possibilities for radical innovation.