The frightening and severe impact of COVID-19 has shaken the world to its core. Covid-19 pandemic has created a new normal form of education, we have moved towards digital learning and virtual classrooms. This course aims to analyze, from the perspective of Education in Emergency Situations. The key aspects that school communities would have to consider in order to strengthen resilience and return to classes in a healthy, safe, and pedagogically renewed way. The aim of the course is to develop the skill of online teaching for effective teaching.
Under the guidance and hard efforts of Dr. N. G. Ghosh, Certificate Course in Learning Platform & Content Management was conducted from 24th August to 31st August 2020, jointly organized by Vidyamandir Trust; Palanpur managed D. D. Choksi College of Secondary Education, Smt. S. P. Kothari English medium College of Secondary Education, and the Council for Education & Administration Management (CEAM). The inaugural session started by the welcome speech of Principal Dr. N.G Ghosh proceeded by the words of motivation words by Director Dr.Hasmukh Modi. Warm blessings were showered by Chairman Local Non-Academic Committee Shri Shirishkumar Modi. The unveiling ceremony of the certificate course was inaugurated by honorable Chief Guest Dr. R. Manoj Kumar Joint Secretary & Head UGC, Pune. The Guest of honor was accepted by Dr.Harshadbhai Patel Vice-Chancellor, IITE Gandhinagar.
Total of 221 participants have registered from various parts of the Country and Globe. Participants from Bangladesh, Nepal, Uganda, Pakistan, and Poland showed enthusiasm for the registration of this course. Mrs. Arpana Tripathi introduced eminent educationists who delivered their views on the topics related to the relevance of this course. During this course, the participants actively and enthusiastically participated and got introduced to MOODLE and from e-learning to m-learning, from the renowned resource person Dr.Syamlal G.S and CEAM team. Every day assignments and feedback form were given to the participants. The participants responded positively and overwhelmingly for the sessions.
The course completed on 31st August 2020 with a valedictory session started with the welcome speech of Principal Dr. N. G. Ghosh preceded by the words of motivation by Director Dr. Hasmukh Modi. The chief guest of the session was Prof. Dr. Sanjeev Sonawane HOD, Department of Education & Extension, Savitribai Phule Pune University. The guest of honor was chaired by Prof.Dr. Amit Kauts - Head, Department of Education and Serving, Faculty of Gurunanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab. Dr.Himanshu Acharya introduced the speakers of the valedictory sessions who spoke on MOOC courses. Reporting of the whole program was briefed by Dr. Jayendra Kumar Amin Associate Professor, School of Education, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, and CEAM-Vice President. Anchoring of the whole program was done by, Mrs. Shagufta Mukhi. The academic fraternity of G. D. Modi College and Agriculture University, Dantiwada appreciated a lot and urged a feeling that they are looking forward to such types of courses in the future. Positive Feedback and words of appreciation of the session were given by Prof. Manish Raval and Nazia Shekh. The program concluded by a Vote of thanks proposed by Dr. Bharat Mali.