SWAYAM: Need to Train Teachers on Online Teaching and Learning
Chakrapani Ghanta
The covid-19 pandemic has caused havoc on the Education system worldwide and has significantly impacted the lives of millions of Learners. All the educational institutions from KG to PG are affected by restrictions of the people over a year. Hence, the education sector is forced to adapt new innovative technics and teaching-learning methodologies, pedagogies, and approaches to reach out to the learners. SWAYAM is one such alternative initiative based on technology, widely used in India as an alternative to classroom teaching and learning. Govt. of India and UGC are encouraging SWAYAM courses and allowing for credit transfer. Interestingly, in India, acquiring technology is very easy but training the teachers in technology-enabled teaching and learning methods is challenging. This paper attempts to discuss SWAYAM and its evolution as an alternative approach and the importance of the training component to prepare online courses and modules for SWAYAM. The paper also explains various skill sets required to adapt by teachers with simple training modules. The paper is based on the training program conducted by the Centre for Staff Training and Development (CSTD) at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University
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Unique Paper ID: 156318

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3

Page(s): 237 - 242
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