Punjabi varsity faculty members upgrading online teaching skills

Punjabi varsity faculty members upgrading online teaching skills

Tribune News Service

Patiala, August 9

Various departments of Punjabi University are holding special workshops and faculty development programmes on e-learning methods for teachers in order to upgrade their skills to teach students through online modes for the upcoming session.

However, the university is facing bandwidth and internet connection issues.

Meanwhile, the university Centre for e-learning and Teaching Excellence organised a one-day faculty development programme on e-learning methods today. Officials said, “In view of the uncertainty about the end of Covid-19 pandemic, the university needs to evolve an institutional mechanism for strengthening e-learning methods.”

Vice-Chancellor (VC), Dr BS Ghuman, said, “Punjabi University will have to equip itself with easy technological solutions for post-Covid era as it will be a blend of traditional and online methods.”

The School of Management Studies has on the other hand decided to hold a national online workshop titled “Effective online teaching and blended learning in emerging scenario” in view of the pandemic and online teaching during from August 5 to 11.

They would discuss innovative methods and tools for virtual classroom teaching and conducting tests among other things, besides effective use of technology in student engagement, said officials.

Dr Gurcharan Singh, head and professor, School of Management Studies, said, “We will provide hands-on experience to teachers regarding proper utilisation of online tools. Our focus will be on motivating students during online classes and sharing of resources. This will benefit participant teachers in enhancing their teaching record too.”

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