WORKSHOP ON STUDENT CENTERED LEARNING
With the Colleges of Technology’s mission to shift from the traditional teacher-centered learning methodology to student-centered learning, a spurt of events are being conducted in our college to build the strategies to implement student-centered learning, the assessment methods that would suit the student environment and the challenges that the staff and the administration would face.
In pursuit of the same, the Curriculum Review Committee of the Business Studies Department in coordination with the Department QA Coordinator, Dr. T. Srinivas Prasad, organized a workshop on ‘Student Centered Learning’ for the Department staff on 11th of October, 2016. In this workshop, Dr. Myrna Barnachea, Chairperson of Department Curriculum Review Committee gave a presentation on the implementation of Student-Centered Learning in Colleges of Technology.
Dr. Myrna highlighted the need for environment creation in our college to make students responsible, accountable and influential young graduates and the strategies to be achieved as part of the Student Centered Learning implementation. Dr. Myrna also threw light on the roles that the college, all academic units, teaching staff and the students would have to play to make the student-centered learning a success. Moreover, she also discussed the changes that should be incorporated in the assessment patterns to fit the SCL and the challenges that it would bring to both the teaching staff and students. A good number of staff members attended this workshop and feedback was collected from the staff to counter the SCL challenges and provide their suggestions on implementation of SCL.
WORKSHOP ON E-LEARNING
With an aim to improve the utilization of E-learning resources by the staff and students, the Business Studies Department organized a Workshop on E-Learning to the Dept. Staff on October 18, 2016. This workshop was organized by Dr. Ramanadh Kasturi, E-Learning Coordinator in coordination with Dr. Prasad, QA Coordinator. Mr. Junn Eric Timoteo from ETC was the resource person for this workshop.
This workshop was intended to prepare the teachers with hands-on-experience on preparation of the question banks, preparation of question papers and assignment, scheduling the time for conduct of online assignment, awarding the marks etc. Mr. Junn, the presenter, demonstrated on how to use the Moodle for setting up grade books, recording and displaying the marks of internal assessment tests to the students etc. This workshop was very resourceful and the staff actively participated in the discussion.