In collaboration with Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC)-the Division of Ministry of External Affairs (Government of India); Lovely Professional University (LPU) arranged a five-day-long ‘New-Era Education’ Course for 100+ participants from 27 countries. These participants comprised education officers, senior administrators and teachers from Ministries of Education, universities, institutions and schools of SAARC, Latin- American, African and Central Asian countries including Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan.
Relevant to existing times, the subject covered was for a certificate programme in “adapting to a replacement era of blended teaching and learning”.
The educational sector faced a serious challenge during the pandemic when there was a sudden closure and lockdown, and offline teaching was shifted to online mode. This paradigm shift during a brief span was only possible through adaptive ICT based tools and techniques. Developing simple and straightforward to use tools was the necessity of hour from both teachers and learners perspective.
Amid such chaos, LPU didn’t waste one minute and emerged, perhaps, because the first university in the country to adopt an effective educational methodology. It directly included the smooth conversion of offline to online teaching, training the trainers, research and innovations to turn all challenges into opportunities. Presently, this course aimed to demonstrate an effective methodology that was developed by LPU for the graceful conversion of offline teaching to online teaching.
After attending this program, participants learnt and understood tons about psychological impact, stress management, training approach and assessment tools for effective online teaching-learning. This online certificate course was slated for all those that are to show and learn online in altered circumstances. It was also highlighted that write, speak and understand ‘English’, and have more reliable internet connectivity.
Director of ITEC Program & Additional Director at LPU, Mr Aman Mittal communicated his pleasure on this unique endeavour and shared: “With such endeavours, LPU is proceeding towards making India ‘Vishv Guru’ once again. We are delighted that the Ministry of External Affairs reposed immense faith within the versatile doings at LPU, and preferred it to deliver the government’s prestigious programme to several countries at a time. This programme is for certain to get immense goodwill and cooperation among the developing countries.”
ITEC Programme may be a bilateral programme of assistance by the govt of India. Under ITEC and related programmes, 160+ countries in Asia, Africa, East Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Pacific and little Island countries are invited to share within the Indian developmental experience earned over seven decades as a free nation.
After successful completion of the primary programme on information technology, this second consecutive programme of valuable instructions at LPU disseminated all-inclusive learning to the various group of participants. LPU’s Executive Dean Dr Lovi Raj Gupta and ITEC Programme Co-Ordinator Nitesh Mahajan unveiled their determination to fulfil such tasks and keep it up serving out the worldwide society.