One-day workshop on National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning was organised in College of Engineering Roorkee (COER) in conjunction with IIT Roorkee on Wednesday. The workshop highlighted the modern techniques using which learning can be further advanced. Over 200 people from different parts of the country participated in the workshop and were given certificates of participation.
Presiding over the workshop, Anita Rawat, registrar of Uttarakhand Technical University, said, “Keeping in view the growing industrial needs, the methodology of teaching must be enhanced.” The director general, COER, Prof S P Gupta said that the main purpose of the workshop is to bring high quality cognitive knowledge through video audio and other methods into the practice.
Notably in 2003, NPTEL was started with seven Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati and Roorkee) along with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Now, the work is being done in this direction by developing courses in web and video format in the field of civil engineering, computer science engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and communication engineering and mechanical engineering, the organisers of the workshop said.
Prof B K Gandhi, NPTEL coordinator, IIT Roorkee, explained in details the purpose and extension of the workshop. He said that the benefit of higher education can be obtained through NPTEL courses at any place, at any time and a valid certificate can be obtained globally after successful completion of the course.
Nibedita Bisoi, from IIT Roorkee, discussed the role of the local chapters under NPTEL during the workshop.
Thursday, 21 February 21019 | PNS | Haridwar