E-Learning: changing landscape of dental education’
26th June 2020
The Health Science Education Technology Unit (HSET) of VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur conducted a faculty development workshop titled ‘E-Learning: changing landscape of dental education’ on 26th June 2020 on virtual platform. The programme was inaugurated by chief guest Dr. Jayant Palaskar, Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, MUHS, Nashik, Member of Senate, Academic council, BOS, MUHS Nashik, Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics, Sinhgad Dental college and hospital, Pune in presence of respected Dean, Dr.Usha Radke. The speakers were Dr Saee Deshpande (MDS, Fellow FAIMER, Fellow PFA, Fellow AMEE)- Assoc prof, Dept of Prosthodontics, VSPMDCRC, Nagpur. and Dr Tapasya Karemore (PhD Scolar, MDS, Fellow FAIMER) Assoc Prof, Dept of OMR, VSPMDCRC, Nagpur. At the outset, Dean Dr.Usha Radke emphasised the importance of
E-learning in the current scenario and encouraged faculty members to adapt to the virtual learning platform. 75 participants including Head of the departments and senior faculty members from various dental colleges across India attended the programme. During the workshop, the participants were sensitized and trained regarding various digital tools and techniques so that they can deliver optimum quality education during the prevailing pandemic situation. The topics discussed were,
• The need for change
• Using technology in teaching – learning
• e- Assessment using online tools
• Strategies to enhance interactivity amongst students and teachers
The lecture was followed by Live Q and A session.
The programme was well received under the able guidance of HSET coordinator Dr.Mukta Motwani. The technical support was received from whiz software, Nagpur. Dr Kavita Hotwani (coordinator for the workshop) and the team of the HSET unit,VSPMDCRC worked hard for the success of the workshop.