Educational institutions will have to focus on development of skills in technology to address the challenges in distance learning amid pandemic, educationist Salim Uddin opined.
Addressing an international webinar on online education, Islami Bank Bangladesh executive committee chairman Prof Salim also highlighted the impact on corona pandemic in higher education globally and in Bangladesh.Dr Salim, also a fellow chartered accountant, presented the keynote at the webinar titled ‘Online Learning in Higher Studies: Bangladesh Perspective’ organised by Exim Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh (EBAUB). EBAUB vice chancellor Prof ABM Rashedul Hasan presided over the session.
A total of 733 participants registered with the webinar from more than 11 countries, including Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Norway, Korea, Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and Pakistan. Two faculties from Malaysia and Indonesia shared their insightful thoughts on distance learning.
In the keynote, Prof Salim, a faculty of accounting department at Chittagong University, discussed on stagnation of education system due to corona situation and possibilities of distance learning at digital platforms.
He also shared some relevant research findings and results, opportunities, possibilities, potentiality, effectiveness and potential of internet education in the perspective of Bangladesh.
In addition, Dr Salim focused on technology adoption model, interaction between teachers, students, content, action-reaction, satisfaction and effectiveness of online education.
He also highlighted the quality Barometer for monitoring, assessing, testing, measuring, and evaluating the effectiveness of online education system.Malaysian Universiti Teknologi MARA rector Prof Abd Halim Mohd Noor, Malaysia presented the features and development of online education system as well as covered different challenges and experiences regarding the topic of the discussion.
He further emphasised on use of appropriate electronic device, engagement of teachers and students, stable and fast internet facility and training for the instructors to implement online education successfully.
Indonesian Universitas Terbuka rector Prof Dr Ojat Darojat urged all for setting regulations and combining technology to get the best from the system.
He offered and explained his valuable opinion regarding e-learning governance, network architecture, student support, service and internal quality assurance.
EBAUB vice chancellor Prof ABM Rashedul Hasan pointed out that from education system to the higher level of international business and administration everything is accepting and being operated online in the world we live in.
Exim Bank Managing Director Mohammed Haider Ali Miah extended his gratitude towards all the participants, speakers and experts who joined from around the world and urged everyone to work together to uphold the quality of higher education by ensuring the efficient implementation of online facilities.
Among others, EBAUB Business Administration Head Dr Mostofa Mahmud Hasan, senior lecturer Ananya Prova also connected over the session supervised by university’s international quality assurance cell’s director Shamimul Hasan.