Srinagar: A one- day workshop on Communication and Information Technology: Teaching/Learning in 21st Century was held at North Campus, University of Kashmir (KU).
The workshop was organised by PG Department of English, North Campus KU in collaboration with Directorate of Distance Education (DDE), KU.
Hundreds of B Ed students from North Kashmir attended the workshop and participated in the exchange of ideas on the subject.
Director North Campus, KU Prof. Naseer Iqbal, while inaugurating the workshop urged the students and teachers to “upgrade their communication skills and use of ICT for better and effective teaching in the present era.”
He advised aspiring teachers to “show utmost commitment to the job of teaching for a better future of Kashmir”. He further urged that “human resource development should be the top most priority of all our teaching /learning activities.”
Dr Mohammad Ameen Parray, liaison officer Distance Education and Coordinator Department of English, delivered keynote address on the theme of the workshop during which he highlighted the importance of “proper communication in teaching /learning” and emphasized on “dialogic pedagogy for maximizing knowledge production in our schools and colleges.”
Dr. Javid Ahmad, Coordinator B Ed. North Kashmir DDE, University of Kashmir, emphasized on the need of “taking education at the door steps of people through Distance mode by cultivating a humane and academically communicative and dialogic atmosphere in our schools, colleges and Universities.”
Other resource persons who spoke on the occasion included Dr Wasim Khaliq, Dr Muddasir, Dr Atiqullah and others. Dr WasimKhaliq threw light on the psychological barriers of communication in our education system .Dr Muddasir discussed the problems that emerge in communication when a foreign language is the medium of instruction while as Dr Atiqullah Dar threw light on how education creates channels of communication with the outer world of realities that all of us live in.