Bhubaneswar: Digital medium can only change the post COVID-19 education system said Chairman of NIOS and faculty at the School of Education at IGNOU, Prof Chandra Bhusan Sharma, while attending the valedictory of event of a webinar organised by the School of Education of Ravenshaw University in Cuttack.
The 10 days webinar on “Education In Post Pandemic Era: Challenges And Opportunities” was held from June 4 to 13 under the patronage of Vice Chancellor of Ravenshaw University, Prof Ishan Kumar Patro.
Attending the event as the Chief Speaker, Principal of Bhopal’s Regional Institute of Education, Prof Nityananda Pradhan, explained the relevance of pedagogy 2.0 in education 4.0 and the usefulness of Face-to-Face Education and the combination of online and offline education.
Prof CP Nanda of the Department of History in Ravenshaw University recognized the challenges and opportunities that come with the next education system and hoped for a rapid change in the model of education reform and the distribution of educational processes in the coming days. He even opined that a lot of change is needed in the education policy and text books.
While the details of the webinar were presented by the HOD of Education in Ravenshaw University, Dr Sudarshan Mishra, other dignitaries attending the webinar discussed on the issues of autonomy and responsibility for higher education, mental health, personality development, blended learning and the quality of higher education.
Among others who delivered talk as resource persons in the webinar are, Dr Manas Ranjan Panigrahi, Programme Officer, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia; Prof GC Nanda, Senior ICSSR Fellow, Department of Education, Ravenshaw University; Prof Dhaneswar Harichandan, Professor cum Director, Institute of Distance and Open Learning, University of Mumbai; Dr Amitaa Puri, Director, Optimus Centre for Wellbeing, Citizen Hospital & De-addiction Centre, Gurgaon; Prof Bharti Dogra, School of Education, IGNOU; Dr TK Pany, Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, Ravenshaw University and Prof Sanjay Satapathy, Dean, School of Commerce and Business Studies, Ravenshaw University.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Bikali Charan Das, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Ravenshaw University. The entire program was coordinated by a team of faculties namely Dr. Sarat Rout, Dr Ashok Dansana, Mrs Boby Binjha, and Dr D Tali of the School of Education, Ravenshaw University. Around 2000 participants across the country benefited from this educational gala which was being held daily from 2 to 4 PM.
(By Special Correspondent Sraban Bag)