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Abstract

Employability remains a serious concern in India, with the country producing about 1.5 million engineers each year from over 3200 institutions. Surveys and analysis reports from several industries and apex bodies have pointed out the talent shortage and presented that only 30–35% of them are employable in Industry sector. In order to enhance the employability skills and competencies of engineering students in a large scale, a Learning Management System (LMS), has been adopted. The digital collaboration platform has been the catalyst for transforming the education world. This paper presents the need for a digital collaboration framework that promote employability skills (technical, soft and problem solving) required for engineering students to become global professionals by effectively leveraging the technology.

The proposed digital platform has been deployed on Moodle, an open source web LMS. The goal of this framework is to create an online learning collaboration platform that help teachers in getting the learning repositories, including assessments, case studies, assignments up on the learning portal for students and to facilitate the traditional classroom activities viz., participation, assignments, events calendar, time lines, instructions, resources, discussions, quizzes and grading.

Leveraging digital infrastructure has led to a higher grade of dissemination, linked to traditional classroom teaching. Successively, this model has facilitated the learning fraternity to have broader, wider, easier and anytime, anywhere access to knowledge repository. The effective teaching and learning mechanisms have been greatly influence by the digital infrastructure.

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