Hyderabad: A three-day workshop aimed at enhancing the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for learning and teaching was organised by Instructional Media Centre (IMC) of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU).
The objective of workshop titled ‘Professional Development Programme on Online Teaching, Learning and Assessment with Open Educational Resources, Education Technology Tools and Moodle MOOC Platform’ was to improve the quality of education and raise Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER).
Prof. K Srinivas, renowned academic at ICT, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) addressed the participants in the valedictory session. In his speech he said, “Use of ICT has totally changed the teaching and learning processes. It is going to bring about a ‘tsunami’ in the field of education.”
The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Shakeel Ahmad, Pro Vice-Chancellor. He underscored new formats and said, “E-learning and Online Learning is the need of the hour.” Professor KR Iqbal Ahmad, Director, DDE, said “Distance education is the only way to educate people on mass scale and ICT will boost it.” Rizwan Ahmad, Director IMC, said ICT and social media have the potential to educate students in ways that are easily understood.