Spoken Tutorial is an initiative of the “Talk to a Teacher” activity by the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD), Government of India and is being developed by IIT Bombay. The objective of Spoken Tutorial is to spread the knowledge of technology and Free Open Source Software (FOSS) across the country to the one who lack access and opportunities to learn any software.
In EXTC Engineering Department, the courses on R, Python & Oscad E sim are floated for all EXTC Students. A total 77 students & 10 Faculty have enrolled for a course of interest. Since the same courses are available in the curriculum also it becomes beneficial for student to understand the concept in more detail. As an audio-video tutorial helps in explaining the activity performed on the computer by seeing and hearing someone explain a process greatly improves understanding. The learning method is highly beneficial for self-learning as the audio content is available in most 22 Indian languages such as Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu and etc. which overcome the language barrier in understanding the language. Due to Spoken Tutorial Project, students are able to enrol in various courses on programming languages, office tools and graphic and circuit design tools through audio video tutorials. Students are allowed to take online examinations and get certificates which are free of cost. Mr. Pratik Mhatre, IIT Spoken Tutorial EXTC Dept Coordinator coordinates all activities related to these courses for EXTC students and faculty.