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USF Professor Wows His Alma Mater, BITS Pilani, India
August 19, 2013
BITS Pilani is one of the top 10 leading and premier higher education institutes in India and has a focus on education in engineering and sciences. An esteemed alumnus of BITS Pilani, Dr. Kaw is an expert in the field of mechanical engineering and engineering education, and is well-known for his videos and textbooks that leverage technology and social media to help thousands of students around the world grasp difficult engineering and mathematical concepts.
As reported in the Times of India, USF’s Dr. Autar Kaw recently visited his alma mater where he met with administration and a former professor whose class he took in 1980.
While in India Dr. Kaw made several presentations to current students where he discussed state-of-art research on common student learning techniques and their relative impact on learning. Students initially found some of the findings surprising but his passion for student success is evident. He also called for reform from rote to understanding method of teaching, deliberate use of universal design learning, and following taxonomies that encourage higher order thinking via analysis, synthesis and evaluation