Selected examples given for best practices will help students and educators utilise the intrinsic versatility of online mode of teaching and learning. These will also facilitate imparting quality, efficacy and creativity in the online mode of education.
Best Practices for Educators
- Designed content may be revised and updated on regular basis.
- Content may be created according to the pedagogy that suits the course type and requirement of the assignment – e.g. lecture, case-study, group discussion etc.
- It should be ensured that all copyrighted content is explicitly referenced in presentations/slides.
Dissemination of content
- Additional Internet resources may be posted for the students on the platform (e.g. Google classroom).
- Topics and reading material may be shared in advance with students for an effective and interactive e-class.
- It may be ensured that online contents are accessible to all the students.
- Content sharing via social media platforms may be strongly discouraged to prevent misuse.
Conduct of classes
- Familiarity with the emerging online learning tools and applications may be developed on continuous basis.
- Both synchronous and asynchronous activities may be used for learner engagement.
- The lecture may be rehearsed at least once before the online class.
- Attendance record may be maintained.
- Students may be encouraged to maintain the sanctity of a classroom environment.
- Only the relevant windows may be kept active prior to the class.
- Lecture may be interspersed with reflection questions, opinion polls, group
- Lectures may be interspersed with online assignments, short presentations, group activity, quizzes etc. to promote active learning and use for continuous evaluation.
- Impromptu questions may be asked during the class, and accepted in the audio format.
- Timely, clear and constructive feedback may be given to learners after assessment.
- Self-assessment may be made on regular basis through appropriate feedback mechanisms
Best Practices for Students
Attending online classes
- Pen & paper may be kept handy to answer class quizzes
- Class instructions may be followed for operating camera and microphone of your device
- Permission of the instructor may be sought before speaking up
- Interact with classmates out side the classroom for discussions and peer learning
- Regular contact with the instructor may be maintained for to resolve difficulties
Use of content
- Uploads in public domain without permission of the instructor is prohibited.
- Manipulation of the video lectures is not permitted.
- Use of the course content is only for academic purposes. Commercial use is strictly prohibited.
- All classwork quizzes and questions, assignments and projects may be submitted on time
- In case meeting the deadline is not possible, frank discussion with instructor may help.
- Run your assignment through plagiarism check before submission
- Report the grievance at an appropriate level.
- Technical and administrative grievance may be submitted to College Principal/HoD or nominee at the College/Department portal
- Academic grievance may be reported directly to the instructor