Maha governor calls for adopting new online teaching tools

    Mumbai, Jun 28 (PTI) Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh
Koshyarion Sunday said higher education institutions should
think of adopting new online tools of teaching and learning.
    Mentioning that even IIT Bombay has decided to conduct
its classes online, in view of the COVID-19 outbreak, Koshyari
called for a holistic view to see if new technology is
foolproof, harmonious and practicable.
    The governor was speaking at the inauguration of a
webinar on "New Age Tools for Teaching Online' which was
organised by Academisthan, a platform for teaching faculty
serving in higher education institutions.
    Mentioning that students will not be happy if they are
passed without writing examinations, the governor expressed
the view that new technology can be used for conducting exams.
    He said thought can be given to provide computers to
those not possessing them for writing examinations.
    Founder of Academisthan and Chancellor's nominee on
the management council of the University of Mumbai, Deepak
Kumar Mukadam, informed the meeting that more than 6,000
teachers had registered themselves for the three-day webinar.
    Vice Chancellor of University of Mumbai Suhas
Pednekar, VC of SNDT Women's University Shashikala Wanjari and
VCs of other varsities in Maharashtra also attended the event.

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