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Online Faculty Development Programme “Effective Teaching Learning and Evaluation Online”   17thFeb 2021

Dr.S.Senthilnathan, Director, UGC-HRD Centre, Professor, Department of Educational Technology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli was the Resource person

The Resource person focused on the Techno-Pedagogical Perspectives of Digital Learning as the entire world has resorted to online education for a considerable time period because of Covid Pandemic. He pointed out that the 21stcentury is information age or digital age as the world is literally flooded with information 24x7. The acronym www can be expanded as Whatever Whenever Wherever. Teacher plays a clear & decisive role in education but the whole education practices should be learner centric and learning centric. To make the learning process more effective, Learning should be Interactive, Participatory, Engaging and Involving. Enriching the learning process enhance the learning outcomes. Teacher should help the students to convert information into knowledge and facilitate Higher Order Thinking Skills. The teacher of the 21stcentury should have to be a networked teacher as the children born after the electronic boom (after 1995’s) are digital natives and are more comfortable working with the information and communication technology. He also pointed out about the need for honing the ICT skills in the context of National Education Policy 2020. He shared details about Open Educational Resources portals at the global level as well as at the domestic level. Finally he highlighted that the online learning has removed distance as a hurdle. 43 participants from across various disciplines and various colleges and Universities participated in the programme.

Faculty Development Program on "Mentoring & Counselling" on 22ndApril 2019

            Sri Kaliswari Institute of Management and Technology, Sivakasi organised an one day Faculty Development Programme on the topic “Mentoring & Counselling” on 22ndApril 2019. The resource person Mrs.M.Raja Gomathi, is a Certified NLP Master Practitioner from NFNLP (National Federation of Neuro Linguistics Programming) USA and Faculty, Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, Virudhunagar. Faculty members of SKIMT, Sri Kaliswari College and V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar participated in the FDP.

            The Resource person asked the participants to introduce themselves using a metaphor as it would help in understanding the personality better. Through her interactive session filled with anecdotes, real life stories, games, roleplays and activities she presented a lot of practical tips for dealing with the students effectively. She Spoke about TABAC – Thoughts, Action, Behavior, Attitude and Character and explained how behavioural changes are not possible without changing the thought pattern. She also explained about the classification of the students into three categories namely (VAK) – Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic learners, how to identify them and to give appropriate task for getting their involvement inside the class room. She suggested the faculty members to think and present their classes in an innovative manner as to kindle the Attention, Interest, Desire and Action of the students

Faculty Development Program on "Case Study Analysis - An effective Teaching Pedagogy" on 15th December 2017

Faculty Development Program on "Case Study Analysis - An effective Teaching Pedagogy" was held on 15th December 2017. Mr.G.Sankara Narayanan, Founder Director, Forum for Co Creation Excellence & Younomy Consultants was the chief guest. He started by stating the ASSOCHAM report that apart from the top MBA Institutes, only 7% of the students from MBA Institutions/ B Schools are employable. The reason for the poor employability was that most colleges offering MBA impart just bookish knowledge. But this deficiency can be overcome by adopting case analysis which help in developing wisdom through application of knowledge. Case analysis also help in attracting the attention of the students which otherwise is a challenging task of the day. He explained in detail about the concepts, frameworks and metrics involved in case analysis. He made the entire FDP lively and interactive through a lot of real life corporate examples, Games and Group Discussion and Presentation. He encouraged the participants to write cases about the local businesses and practices. 30 faculty members representing 10 colleges participated in the programme.