Aligarh: Professor Tariq Mansoor, Vice Chancellor, AMU has launched a – 4 day Online Teaching Training Programme for AMU Faculty which will be extended to 2-weeks Subject Refresher Course and 3-week Orientation Programme for Assistant Professors. The course is organised by the UGC Human Resource Development Centre in technical collaboration with the MNF Computer Centre, AMU. 820 teachers enrolled for this course which includes Deans of Faculties, Principles of Colleges, Directors of Centres, Chairpersons, Professors, Associate, and Assistant Professors from diverse streams.
In his inaugural address, Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor reiterated the need of online teaching for AMU faculty in the wake of the COVID 19 outbreak and nationwide lockdown. He said that while we take all precautions to keep the pandemic at bay we must adapt new and innovative teaching methods to benefit our students and let not the academic calendar suffer time loss. On a Webex Meet Platform he was addressing the group from his residence and termed it a historic move. He also added that we should motivate our students to spend on technology for education including a good laptop, smartphone and internet connectivity.
The Course coordinator Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Director UGC Human Resource Development Centre, AMU has planned interactive online sessions on 1) Virtual Classroom by Dr P M Khan, Director MNF Computer centre 2) Google classroom teaching and assignments by Dr Asim Zafar, D/o Computer Science, AMU who is also the Chief Technical Consultant for this programme 3) MOODLEs by Dr K Srinivas, Head ICT, NIEPA, New Delhi 4) On line Video Presentations by Dr S M Khan, D/o Psychology, AMU and 5) OERs by Dr Zafar Iqbal, MA Library, AMU.
The programme began with online screen sharing of the recitation and English translation of a few verses from the Holy Quran, which was followed by a welcome and introductory remark by Dr Faiza Abbasi Asst Course Coordinator and Asst. Director, UGC HRDC, AMU.