Virtual labs and Open Source Software have transformed the Teaching Methodologies of Science: Dr. Ajita Deshmukh
Multani Mal Modi College, Patiala in collaboration with the Indian Science Congress Association College organized an expert lecture titled, ‘Teaching of Science in a Virtual World’ which was delivered by Dr. Ajita Deshmukh, School of Education and Research MIT-ADT University, Pune. This lecture focused at understanding the impact of digital technologies on the methodologies and techniques of teaching science stream. The lecture was also joined by Dr. Paramvir Singh, Convener, ISCA, Patiala Chapter.
College Principal Dr. Khushvinder Kumar welcomed the expert speaker and said that the era of Pandemic has dramatically changed the pedagogy and fundamental teaching methods of various disciplines including science. He said that with digitalization of content and virtual mode of learning ir is easier to expound the theoretical /semantics of science but it is difficult to make students grasp their pragmatic/practical aspects.
In his lecture Dr. Ajita Deshmukh elaborated on the use of virtual labs and Open source software for enhancing student engagement in virtual classrooms of science. She also talked about the importance of educational games for making experimental learning relevant for the students.
Dr. Paramvir Singh, Convener, ISCA. Patiala Chapter talked about the importance of technology integrative pedagogy in the post Covid-19.
Vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Ashwani Kumar, Dean, Life Sciences. The session was
co-ordinated by Dr. Bhanvi Wadhawan. It was technically managed by Dr. Kuldeep Kumar, HOD, Biotechnology.