Intel® was invited to participate and deliver the key note address for a two-day seminar, “Impact of e-Learning in Quality of Teaching’’.
National Assessment and Accreditation Council
and hosted by Sardar Patel University, VV Nagar, Gujarat. Mr. Nirbhay Lumde (Operations Manager Education, Intel N&E India ) inaugurated the seminar and shared the importance of Project Based Approaches (PBA) in teacher education and showcased the Intel Elements with academicians, heads of education institutions and teacher trainees. On the second day of the seminar, Intel participated in an Open Forum to share more details on Intel offerings in pre-service segment for the state of Gujarat.
The major objectives of the forum were to provide a platform for participants to share knowledge and experiences on e-learning to achieve the following objectives: enhance the skills for teaching; analyze the quality of teaching from an e-learning perspective; identify innovative models of e-learning to encourage individuals to find their own learning style; discuss current international practices in e-learning; understand the role of e-learning in bridging the gap between all learners regardless of race, socioeconomic status and other factors; familiarize the Teacher Educators on PBA; and sensitize the participants on the importance of ICT integration in education and research.
The forum began with introduction to Intel’s contribution in enriching teacher education. The organizers acknowledged Intel’s efforts and were confident that Intel will continue its good work in teacher education and professional development. The forum was a platform to provide clarity and encourage teaching faculty and teacher trainees to adopt e-learning modules. Participants sought clarification on a few critical areas that influence planning for e-learning modules such as students’ response to technology, challenges in adopting e-learning and critical areas in planning an e-learning module among other things.
Intel used this platform to share the importance of Project Based Approaches and Assessment with the teachers. The forum was also used to provide insights into the self-paced learning module of Intel Elements as an e-learning tool and its benefits to students and teachers. This was a real good opportunity for Intel to demonstrate the merits of Intel Elements course; clarify the doubts of the audience; and generate buzz about the course. Teacher trainees were highly impressed by the session on pedagogy and assessment, especially information related to various assessment tools and their contribution in enhancing and enriching the teaching and learning experience.