Adamas Innovates Tech Solution To Keep Academics Running Amidst Corona Close-down
From 17th March onwards, all faculties of Adamas University are continuing with their teaching-mentoring duty from home through self-video.
Adamas University, in keeping with the government's directive had instructed students to learn from home from 16th March 2020 till 31st March 2020. It has now further instructed faculty to work from home from 17th March till 31st March and teach online through the mix of several resources.
From 17th March onwards, all faculties of Adamas University are continuing with their teaching-mentoring duty from home through self-video on the summary of the themes to be taught as per the pre-announced time-table, along with emailing powerpoint presentations, pdf study-materials, case-studies, podcasts and video links, links of Swayam and CourseEra online study resources, etc. Students are also instructed to note their presence to learn the content being sent to the respective teachers digitally through WhatsApp and telephone and respond to the issues and topics discussed on email.
A new learning management system where all the notified online study resources for each theme shall be available to the students (video, text, graphics, audio, links, ppt) within a week ahead. However, pending that, sharing of content through emails groups and WhatsApp groups of each batch has started.
Since the situation from the beginning of April is not known, the University and its faculty pool of 256 faculty members (166 with PhD) is getting ready for a long haul of the purely online teaching-learning-mentoring process ahead.
Noting the need for such a tech-savvy approach, the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University, Dr Deependra K Jha, noted, "This is in tune with the changing times and the exigencies of the moment. We were expected to have ushered in a blended method of teaching-learning from the next academic year, but Corona scare and our pro-active response have brought this sooner than ever. We are doing our best to turn our disadvantage into an advantage and creating a powerful Knowledge Management System to upscale our teaching-learning pedagogy through digital means."
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