International Teaching and Learning Conference
We had a grand success of our first Teaching and Learning conference on 09th January, 2021 which was jointly conducted between University of Stirling, RAK Campus and Higher Education Forum, India. The Central Theme of the Conference was: “Post Covid World: Academics and Changing Corporate Landscape”. The objective of this teaching and learning festive forum was to exchange ideas with peers, learn and adapt strategies and best practices from educators around the world. Such conferences help in understanding the varied academic literature from a multi-disciplinary perspective, as well disseminate knowledge about assessment tools that will help assess the effectiveness of various teaching pedagogies to enhance the student community. We had brilliant papers presented by 11 final presenters from various Universities. We had over 165 participants who had logged in for the conference.
It was indeed very humbling to hear the key note address by Dr. Rajan Saxena, former VC of NMIMS as well as Prof Emeritus Dr. Peter Cunningham from Nelson Mandela University, South Africa addressing the conference. Their key note address touched upon the impact of covid on the world economy, human spirit to innovate, migrating teaching to an online platform focusing on synchronous and asynchronous virtual technologies, decline of student enrollments globally, consequences of disruption, emergence of a new ecosystem, research challenges, psychological contract, collaborative research, ethical consideration on research to name a few. Our heartfelt thanks to the senior Jury members; Dr. Chandan Singh Adhikari, Prof RSP Singh, Dr. Sarit Prava Das and Dr. Shoba Menon : all of them have over 3 to 4 decades of experience in academia and research. Their final thoughts on the final paper presenters were insightful.
Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Sen Gupta, Founder, HEF, Dr. Lakshmi Mohan, Directro, ITM, Navi Mumbai, and Dr. Meeta Pathade, Principal, Patuck Gala College of Business and Management for the flawless co-ordination.