Digital Learning is the New Normal

It was quite difficult in reaching out to the students in the initial days of lockdown and as time progressed the students were made comfortable to the new online tools like Gsuite, Jamboard, Canvas App, Google meet and Edmodo. VEDIC training helped me to switch online learning and training with ease. The state of the art equipment and software in the department of ECE with high end simulators like Xilinx IDE, NI tools, IE3D tool and licensed MATLAB helped the pre-final and final year students to successfully complete the mini and major projects.

Impact of COVID19 pandemic has made us to take a new diversified and novel academic training and learning. Moreover, the online process had a mixed feedback from the students and they are very keen on knowing the answers to the questions like academic schedule, delay of exams, attendance, evaluation of online classes, admissions of PG and MS programs, placement offers and situation of post covid academic environment. Institute is closely watching the list of guidelines issued by MHRD/AICTE and university to be amended.

The current situation may be once in a life time event and perhaps once in a century event, something we never faced before. Facilities, infrastructure, dedicated faculty along the functional and discipline lines have to adapt to changing circumstances. All of a sudden, online/virtual teaching has shown us a new way of facilitating the knowledge to the students. It is also utmost important to address the psychological issues, panic attacks, anxiety that the students are facing with the help of proper counseling.

Many faculties are new to the ongoing online education and it also important to address the students about new disciplines that are going to replace with current disciplines. I am sure that the college will take all the measures of maintaining PPEs, masks and other medical units available, meeting the needs of faculty and students before the reopening. It’s high time to hold the responsibility on every teaching professional in the institute to balance both online and off line mode of teaching methodologies which effectively help the student fraternity.

“The ones that will do best are the ones who are ahead and are developing systems that are more resilient and adaptable”