Colleges not far behind in jumping on the online bandwagon

By - 1st April 2020

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1st April 2020

Ludhiana: Just like schools, colleges too are regularly providing online education to its students through various online mediums like Google Classroom, Google Drive, YouTube and Zoom.

At Gulzar Group of Institutes (GGI), every department head calls a meeting of its faculty on Zoom every day to take stock of the syllabus covered, and the reach of the online medium. GGI professor Manudeep Kaushal said, “For students in Kashmir where the speed of the internet is an issue, notes are provided to students through Whatsapp. Faculty is monitoring the views and time-span students are devoting. To motivate students, regular calls are being made. The motive is to keep students engaged. Online quizzes, projects, and assignments are doled out at regular intervals. The lockdown has taught both students and teacher to be more tech-savy.”

Technology, indeed, has played a big role in bridging the gap between teachers and students created by the lockdown. GGI executive director Gurkirat Singh said, “I am encouraging my faculty to start research on the impact of this lockdown on various stakeholders, along with their students as partners. There are teething problems like internet speed and quality of hardware with students, but teachers are trying to reach out to students through various platforms. Indeed, teaching has never been so interesting and fun.”

CT University is taking up all measures to educate students through the use of online mediums. Various e-learning methods have been incorporated by the faculty, and regular assignments and lectures are delivered to cope with the syllabus. .


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