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JAMMU: PG Department of MIER College of Education on Thursday organised an extension lecture on the theme ‘Emerging Trends in Educational Technology: Collaboration and Integration’. The Resource Person was Dr. J.N Baliya, Assistant Professor, Central University of Jammu.
Dr. N.R. Sharma, Dean Academic MIER College chaired the session along with the faculty and students of MA Education and M.Ed programme.
In his address, Dr. Baliya said that educational technology facilitates learning and improves the performance of students by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources which results in the improvement and enhancement of the quality of the education.
He highlighted the fact that by integrating technology in the classroom not only diversifies learning platform for students but also provides flexibility highlighting 4 A’s of educational technology which means Anywhere, Anyway, Anytime and Anyone.
Dr. Bailya also discussed different uses of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the aspects of teaching-learning process such as teaching, evaluation, grading system, feedback, remedial programs by quoting examples and sharing technological resources.
He also deliberated on various tools of ICT such as online discussion groups and forums, blogs, instant messaging, video-conferencing, open resources etc. which can develop collaborative learning environment in the educational scenario. He suggested the students to explore various online national resources like E-PG Pathshala, National Digital Library and SWAYAM and get enrolled in free short-term courses.
Dr. Nishta Rana, Assistant Professor conducted the programme and Dr. H.R Shan, Professor, PG Department MIER College presented a vote of thanks.
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