ICT enabled tools including Online Resources for effective Teaching and Learning process
ICT tools are in great use by both the students and teachers. Sona has been developing and using the digital platform for teaching since 2005. Our campus has been enabled with digital technologies for education. Training of the teachers in ICT is conducted in the college to update their ICT skills and enable them to use latest technology, thereby enhancing their competence and skill in handling of the ICT tools. We have been using Moodle and Black board as learning management systems (LMS). The platform is being used for content management and assessments. Vlab facility has been configured in Moodle. The following summarizes the tools for teaching and assessments purposes:
The following activities are adapted to actively engage students in the online platform:
The above methods are beneficial to both teachers and students in the following aspects:
ICT Tools & Resources - Technology enabled campus
The students are already trained in different platforms and therefore while pandemic started during March 2020, we seamlessly transformed our teaching and learning process online. Since our students were using the aforementioned digital platforms even while they were attending the physical classrooms, they quickly embraced the transformation.
Apart from LCS, Blackboard and Moodle, we use the following platforms for teaching and learning process:
MIS: Sona has developed an extensive ERP system called Sona MIS for recording all the activities related to students and faculty members. It has different modules such as Fee collection, faculty details, publications, placement data, marks entry, attendance entry and so on.
SWAYAM and NPTEL: Students take up courses in Swayam and NPTEL platforms. We also facilitate credit transfer for one of the courses.
Teams: During pandemic lock down, classes were conducted through Teams platform. Proctored assessments were also conducted.
e-library: Students can use the digital library software, which comprises of full text databases, e-journals and e-books from publishers such as Science direct, Springer, IEEE, EBSCO, NATURE, Taylor and Francis etc.
Turnitin: We have subscription with Turnitin for checking the percentage of plagiarism in scientific articles. Students and faculty members extensively use this tool before submitting an article to a conference or journal.
Whatsapp group is created with students and parents to disseminate all information.
ICT Tools & Resources - Practical Courses