Faculty and students weigh in on online classes

For students who cannot attend lectures, the university provides the option of taking online classes. All coursework for these online classes are completed on the student’s own time. Homework, quizzes and tests are 100% online. Many students who take online classes do so because it makes it easier to balance their schedules. Joseph Kelley, a sophomore accounting major, expressed that online classes are easier to manage. “It is way easier for me to take a class online because I can get things done on my own time,” shared Kelley. “I…

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NCTE finds teacher training institutes operating minus faculty, infrastructure

Sample this: Students of teacher training institutes in Bihar were handed a piece of paper with the names of faculty and teachers and were asked to memorise them in case they were quizzed during an inspection carried out by a team of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The team conducted video recording of nine such institutes of the 73 it inspected and found several deficiencies in all of them. Not only this, during the inspection conducted by NCTE, the Quality Council of India (QCI), and the state government,…

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NCTE finds teacher training institutes operating minus faculty, infrastructure

During an inspection conducted by NCTE, the Quality Council of India (QCI), and the state government, it was found that an institute operating as a B.Ed college had male urinals in common room facilities meant for girl students.(Shutterstock) Sample this: Students of teacher training institutes in Bihar were handed a piece of paper with the names of faculty and teachers and were asked to memorise them in case they were quizzed during an inspection carried out by a team of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The team conducted…

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Faculty, students share distance learning concerns

As online learning possibilities continue to flourish, a new whitepaperindicates that many faculty members are concerned the approach will lead to less satisfactory learning outcomes for students, according to eCampus News, but institutions can combat this by being proactive and transparent about releasing outcome data. Educators are also worried that staff support for online learning will not be available, leaving professors to go it alone with unfamiliar technology and tools, and only 30% of surveyed faculty members felt their institution had a fair system for compensating educators for online instruction. Additionally,…

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Faculty quota leeway for IIMs in bill

New Delhi, Feb. 9: The government today introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha to empower the Indian Institutes of Management to offer degrees while leaving enough leeway for the B-schools to continue avoiding reservation in faculty appointments. The Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017, did touch upon an affirmative policy while hiring teachers but experts said it was too mild to enforce a quota-based system. The bill, introduced by human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar, has a provision that expects the institutes not to discriminate anybody on grounds of…

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Jai Narayan Vyas University recruitment scam: Dean of MSU’s arts faculty arrested, faces suspension

VADODARA: The arrest of the dean of M S University’s famed Faculty of Arts has sent shockwaves across the campus in Vadodara on Sunday. Professor Pradeep Singh Choondawat who was enjoying second term as dean of MSU’s faculty was arrested by the anti-corruption sleuths in Jodhpur on Saturday. This is the first instance in which a sitting dean of the Baroda university has been arrested. The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) of Jodhpur has arrested Choondawat in connection with a teachers’ recruitment scam of Jodhpur-based Jai Narayan Vyas University (JNVU). Choondawat was…

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HRD panel wants filling up of faculty at premier institutes for world class institutions

To expedite and overcome the hurdle in developing world class institutions and deteriorating levels of higher education, the Consultative Committee on Human Resource Development has recommended immediate filling up of vacant posts in IIT, NIT and at 40 central universities. The Consultative Committee relating to Human Resource Development (HRD) comprising of Union HRD ministers and 28 MPs which met on December 29 also expressed concern over increasing gap between education and employability and the quality of students coming from colleges and suggested government take corrective steps. A senior HRD ministry…

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What Faculty Need to Know About ‘Learner Experience Design’

Somewhere between our collective obsession with predictive analytics and infatuation with adaptive learning, higher education wonks and practitioners are making time to deconstruct the quality attributes of online courses. The online “quality” debatestems, in part, from explosion in institutional demand for online experiences and resulting pressure on faculty to design and facilitate online courses. Forced to quickly get up and running with online classes, faculty—and the instructional designers who help them make the transition—often resort to checklists to create the bare minimum of what’s required to build a “quality” online…

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New course to help faculty teach online classes

nline learning leaders want faculty to get better at teaching online courses. The University Teaching and Learning Center and GW’s in-house online course shop will offer a new online course to faculty next semester to help them learn the best ways to teach classes online. Officials and experts say as more classes are taught remotely, the course should help faculty make the transition to teaching online. Geneva Henry, the dean of libraries and academic innovation, said the course will combine both core teaching methods and the technological elements of course-building…

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Ecuador Earthquake Leaves a hundred and twenty,000 kids Out Of faculty

UNITED nations: more than 280 schools have been broken via the earthquake that hit Ecuador on April sixteen, leaving at least 120,000 youngsters temporarily without training, the UN kid’s Fund (UNICEF) said. “education is a lifeline for kids going via the trauma of chaos and destruction,” said supply Leaity, the UNICEF representative in Ecuador, on Tuesday, Xinhua information organisation suggested. “It allows supply them a daily recurring and a feel of cause and places them on target for psychological healing,” the UN reputable said. The earthquake, which measured 7.8 at…

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