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Rajeev Gupta, President, IMS college and IMS LAW College: Need modern outlook in teaching & learning

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Rajeev Gupta

Crisis is the real big reason for an opportunity. As the wise men say “Real change takes place in deep crisis”, holds true in the current situation of pandemic caused by Coronavirus affecting billions to people to stay locked in their homes and pondering over what life actually is. Since, teaching and learning knows no boundaries, IMS Noida believes that, it is a great moment to explore new ways of technology to critically think, create, communicate and collaborate with each other to ensure that no stone is left unturned, to cater the creative minds of the current agile generation.

Teaching is not all about a room with four walls, benches and a board; it’s all about the relation between a student and a teacher to assist in a greater learning experience not only to pass a course but for an entire life. The COVID-19 has acted as a catalyst worldwide to look for innovative solutions in a very short span of time for the educators as well as no technology can out run the place of a teacher or better known in today’s scenario a guide or a facilitator.

Leaning anywhere and anytime is the call of the hour and believing the same the facilitators at IMS Noida, used standard asynchronous online learning tools like Google Classroom, AWS Educate Program, Android apps like Zoom, Gotomeeting to render a helping and comforting hand to the students to satisfy their urge for knowledge. Where Government of India focusing upon online medium of education through SWAYAM, National Digital Library, National Academic Repository, E- Shodh Sindhu, E- Acharya, E-Kalpa, E-Yantra, E-Vidwan and many more, IMS Noida in collaboration with Amazon has its AWS Educate Program for its students to complement its traditional teaching and learning with new learning modalities.

As they say teaching should not only be constrained to the course curriculum, IMS Noida takes an opportunity to host a Webinar on current trends like digital learning having experienced people all across the globe to share their insights and push up students to gear up for upcoming future challenges.

Evaluation being an integral part of the learning process is not left untapped and care has been taken by the IMS fraternity to let students evaluate their learning through online mode of examination with the help of Google forms, meant for all modes with minimal use of internet. It not only assists the facilitators to evaluate the performance of the students but also provides a chance to let students to take their first hand experience on new method of learning process.

Such modern pedagogy has been welcomed whole heartedly by the students and their parents for understanding the responsibility of a true Guru to enlighten the students even beyond the set boundaries and bringing about a change in their lives.

The pandemic gives us an opportunity to remind ourselves that certain management skills need to be developed in students across all streams including, informed decision making, creative thinking and moreover having greater adaptability to the uncertainty.

The whole IMS family fully determined in quality education since 20 years is paving ways for a wholesome quality time for each one. A place where one’s life is made, is truly understood by the entire family of IMS and they are doing every bit with a big smile as they say, “it takes 43 muscles to frown and only 17 to smile”.

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