Technology Utilisation by Galgotias University amid COVID-19 Lockdown
As the nation is in complete lockdown due to the covid-19 outbreak and has led to the closure of all schools and colleges, Galgotias University, Greater Noida has immediately responded to the situation with effective utilisation of technology by bringing all its classes online. All the classes in the university are running effectively in online mode from March 18, 2020. Preeti Bajaj , Vice Chancellor, Galgotias University said that going online was not a tedious task with a strong Integrated LMS system in place. It is the first time in the history that a campus-based university has moved to completely online classes. All the faculty members of the university are delivering their lectures through an online learning platform – the Moodle which has been adopted by the university using its own Learning Management System (LMS-moodle). LMS moodle is one of the open source learning management systems which the university has configured as per its requirements. At present, the university is running almost 120 programs with 1428 courses, 13700+ students and 600+ faculty members already trained and enrolled in LMS mapped to courses and students, and video conference platforms ZOOM, Webex, Google Classroom.
Following methodology has been adopted by Galgotias University for online teaching pedagogy-
All the faculty members were asked to upload all the rich contents in the form of videos, e-resource such as pdf files, e-books and other e-contents on LMS and ERP.
For virtual classrooms, LMS with inbuilt features for conducting virtual classrooms like Bigblue Button, Congrea and Zoom for video conferencing with students available in lms courses which requires less internet bandwidth is being used.
For laboratory based courses, Virtual Programming Lab (VPL) is being used for computer science students. This platform enables the faculties to create problem statements and allows students to write their programming source code in any programming language(C,C++,JAVA, Python etc) as per demanded by IT sectors. All the assessments are based on Test cases and are automatically graded, when students write their code properly and match the test cases. For a few non- programming labs, simulations incorporated within LMS are being used.
The University also adopted blended mode learning, in which faculty teach a topic scheduled for that day and upload related videos, e-content for their references. After which students are asked to attempt Quiz(MCQ, Short answer, match the following, true/false etc) and Assignments to be used for grading, which are part of their Internal Assessment components. The quizzes and assignments are time bounded and secured with various security features.
For tracking the presence of the students, faculty capture their log reports, which provides them each information like time spent for the activity and all necessary information like ip capturing, mode of browsing etc. with video conferencing based attendance.
The university has also shared different training modules in the form of videos to faculty members to train them about Google Classrooms and its features such as Hangout meet for 250 students virtual class rooms, Microsoft Team for education, Zoom, Skype etc. for virtual classrooms.
For UG and PG students undergoing internships, project evaluations and reviews are also being conducted online by professors. Along with this, various different seminars have been conducted on how to write research papers, book chapters and patents.
Students are being encouraged to enroll in online courses provided by NPTEL/SWAYAM/UDEMY/COURSERA etc.
For placement, prospective point of view students were asked to take online challenges on hackerrank, hackerearth to compete with other students across the world and their star rankings were captured by skill and training team for their progress and performances.
After adopting this teaching pedagogy, faculty have shared and uploaded following contents till March 27 for students.
1. 9237 e-contents like pdf, PPT, word files for students.
2. Around 1600 virtual class room instances.
3. Number of Assignments closed to 2817 and Number of Quizzes around 2843
and 900 url and videos.
4. 238 Virtual Programming Labs by School of Computing Science.
A total of 10019 lectures have been conducted across 18 different Schools of the University, between March 18 and March 27, in which 90.01% of Galgotias University Students attended the lectures and participated in the assessment. So far the entire online teaching programme has gone smoothly, thanks to the efforts made by the faculty, Support staff and the Administration of the University.
Loke classroom teaching, Learning and assessment were carried out simultaneously. Various online platforms like ZOOM, LMS (MOODLE), Google Classrooms, Google Hangout, Skype , Virtual Labs were effectively used for content delivery. Social Networking tools like whatsapp were effectively utilized. Details of various tools are listed in the given figure-
The student experience
The most important thing in teaching is to know the students' experience, whether the technology is beneficial for them or not . According to the student satisfaction survey, and grievance handling mechanism, students have given very positive responses. Students also said that they were relaxed and not distracted much by the other students.
Around 50% of the students felt that online teaching is better compared to traditional face-to-face teaching, 50-55% students were of the opinion that both online and offline teaching was able to transfer the objectives equally and around 15% students were of the opinion that traditional teaching was better.
Experience of teachers
Although it takes a lot of time to prepare and deliver the content online, most faculty members were excited and made themselves involved, to ensure that the learning becomes interactive and informative.
Apart from regular classroom teaching, the other activities of the university including Prebos, Deans Council, Class Representatives meeting , Research council Meeting, Upskilling of faculty in AIML were also conducted during this period through various ICT tools. This helped the faculty and students to stay in a positive frame of mindset and stay focused at the time when the entire Nation needs the youth to be motivated and stay in focus.
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