E-learning has emerged as significant tools of higher education across the world in the age of technology, said BHBFC Chairman Prof Salim Uddin urging academic and students in knowledge acquisition in new normal backed by corona pandemic.
Electronic learning (E-learning) also referred to online learning is the acquisition of knowledge which takes place through electronic technologies and media.Addressing a virtual conference on online higher education, Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation (BHBFC) chief also focused on prospects and pragmatic challenges in the existing socio economic situation of Bangladesh.
Fellow Chartered Accountant Prof Salim presented keynote at the conference titled ‘Online Higher Education in Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges’ organized BGC Trust University Bangladesh (BGCTUB) on Zoom platform.
Prof Salim, a faculty of accounting department at Chittagong University, is leading the Islami Bank Bangladesh as chairman of executive committee.
In keynote, Prof Salim stated that access to multi dimensional scopes of higher education are not confine into border as students can avail any course from anywhere from the globe leveraging technology tools amid pandemic situation.
He mentioned that the corona pandemic has transformed the world to ‘new normal’ and government and private sector can lead online education to next level to utilise opportunities of global village.
BGC Trust University Bangladesh Vice Chancellor Prof Saroj Kanti Singh Hazari was chief guest while Business Faculty Dean Prof Ranajit Kumar Dey presided over the session.Eminent chemistry scholar Prof Saroj Kanti Singh Hazari stated that despite being crisis situation of Covid 19 higher education and research are supposed to be continued for the betterment of the nation.
He said some universities are conducting online education fruitfully during pandemic which is very much motivational for enhancing new dimensions in the quality higher education mechanisms.
Among other international academic, Malaysia Binary University Associate Professor Asif Mahbub Karim, Australian Curtin University senior lecturer Fazlul Rabbanee and London-based senior research analyst Lutfor Rahman spoke on the session.
Distinguished speakers shared practical experiences of online quality education in this pandemic situation which are being successfully practiced in home and abroad.
Conference convener Sarwar Uddin, Prof Farid A Sobhani of United International University, IQAC Director Soman Chakraborty also spoke in the online session.