11 January 2022 11:43:37 IST

IIMB Prof publishes course pedagogy on Nodes app

Prof Ganesh N Prabhu made available teaching material for the product development course to help new educators.

Professor of Strategy at IIM Bangalore (IIMB), Dr Ganesh N Prabhu, has published a course on new product development on the pedagogy publication technology Nodes platform (app.ednodes.com).Nodes Pvt Ltd, a social impact start-up incubated by CIIE.co IIM Ahmedabad, has built this innovative technology platform to enable universities to access effective teaching course flows.

Prabhu specialises in designing and teaching courses on product innovation, strategic management, and entrepreneurship, and he has been teaching these subjects for the last 25 years at IIMB.

Easy access

The app now has complete information on every aspect of teaching the new course such as the course outline, overview of teaching objectives, session-wise topics with preparatory notes, multiple case options for every topic, classroom slides, video lectures, video case links as well as typical examination questions, and project grading methods. The course can be accessed by web browsers on any type of device.

Faculty members can modify their course flow view privately to their own teaching style and institutional grading requirements. A discussion forum within the app enables faculty members to share their course experience to guide those who are teaching the course elsewhere.

Faculty training

Prof Prabhu says, “New faculty typically sit through a senior faculty’s classes before offering a course themselves, but this option is not easily accessible when no one is teaching that elective course in your own business school. The course flow application helps distil the experienced faculty’s long years of experience and provides a good jump-start to new faculty. It marks a new and innovative beginning in efforts to develop business school faculty in India, at a time when demand for faculty is increasing and faculty training has lagged.”

Prajakta Kulkarni, Founder, Nodes Ltd, says, “We have been working in the area of teacher training and faculty development for the past two years. By meeting teachers and walking in their shoes, we have seen the shortfalls of generic training sessions and workshops. It is now time to progress into a community-built repository of exemplary teaching processes so that faculty can offer new-age skill and professional courses to teach their students without any hesitation.”