Wednesday, July 8, 2020
The Covid- 19 pandemics has locked down everybody around the world within the four walls; this is a kind of situation where staying at home is the best policy to be safe. But education cannot be stopped and the education leaders are also fighting in leading our future minds to give them a better future and so to talk on such an issue we have had held a webinar to talk on the online education system.
Covid- 19 crisis should not be seen as a crisis rather should be seen as an opportunity because today or some years after India had to adapt the technique of Online Education, which the US has adapted 15 years back, India has forced us to adapt the online technique of education due to the crisis. And as it has come abruptly so disruptions are taking place but we have to keep in mind where there is disruption there is innovation. Our education system needed a massive transition and this may have become an opportunity for a massive transition or reform.
“The world is working online and by staying back at their homes and so as the students and for that I follow a rule of 3 Preparation, Delivery and Assessments. The first rule of preparation is mind set, and major problem was comfort level and we need to change our mind set and belief that anything is possible, the second aspect is technological preparedness and the third aspect is scheduling. The second rule that is delivery, it should be ensured that the teachers talk well and keep student engaged and should also listen to the problems of the students and make the things as entertaining as possible. The final thing is assessments where we had to redesign our evaluation and then we took feedbacks from the students.” Stated Dr. Sunil Ray.
Dr. Venkatesh Raikar said, “Teachers have to do a lot of homework, and a lot of change in the teaching method to make this technique successful as everything is changing now. New creativity and interaction with the students all the time will make students grow their interest more.”
“Some schools in rural area have employed their teachers in the e- pass delivery and which is becoming the cause of the students going backward and being late in upgrading themselves in education, teachers are not able to teach through online mode also and these are some sectors that needs to be taken care of.” Said Dr. A K Kureshi.
Addressing the government principals asked, “The government schools are facing challenges in online education as a lot of students are poor and they don’t even have money to buy food how will they afford to buy smart phones? Students are losing their moral values also”.
Technology can either create one or can destroy one. To give a better life to the students’ parents need to combine and the whole family needs to join when a mobile phone is given to students, a collaborative model has to be formed and have to find solutions viewing the problems. The changes need to adapt, if student can play and watch movies then it is the duty of the teachers to form a community with all the parents and give students the right form and create awareness among the parents and allow the parents to monitor the students. Even low bandwidth online connections will come in the market that will even cut the cost.
Creation of innovative ideas and engaging students in them, the involvement of parents and form teaching training programs, technical training and how information can be represented with innovative ideas front of students because the internet is a sea of information and lastly the old technique of teaching will not work anymore, as in America from class 6 to 8 the students decide what they will
study from day 1 and on the sixth day they make question paper of their own and submit answers to the teacher. It enhances the mind-set of the students and enhances his or her way of studying. We need to face the problem and find a solution as fast as possible.
The Policy Times has organized the Webinar on Best Online Teaching Techniques on Wednesday July 8 from New Delhi. The webinar was held for the school principals and students to discuss on the way to engage students’ mindset on virtual education by providing the best teaching techniques.
The session was moderated by Mr. Akram Hoque, Founder Editor of The Policy Times, including guest speakers Dr. Sunil rai, Vice Chancellor, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun, Dr. Venkatesh Raikar, Vice Chancellor, Sanjay Ghodawat University, Kolhapur, Dr. A K Kureshi, Principal, MMANTC, Malegaon and speakers including Principal Rashmi Joshi, Headmaster Faizi Mohd Abdul Samad, Principal B.N. Shinde, Headmistress Sumayya, Principal Chandrakanth Shrisath, Principal Ansari Ab. Raheman Mohd Ismail, Principal Yogita Thorat, Principal Rasheede Mohd. Anees, Headmaster Ansari Mohd Abdul Aziz, Headmaster Naeem Shaheen, Principal Pinjari Gulab Rajjak, Principal Girish Patil, Principal Deepak Patil, Headmaster Fayyaz Ahmed Nisar, Headmaster Akhter Gulam Idrees, Principal Amol Subhas Kadam.
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