Innovations by Faculty in Teaching and Learning Process

Use of modern teaching aids like LCD projectors, Interactive boards with wireless pad, Document camera, Interactive panel, Internet enabled computer systems, Wi-Fi enabled laptops are usually employed in classrooms and other student learning environments. Expert video subject lectures delivered by the various eminent resource persons are available in the digital library and it facilitates the faculty and students to utilize E-Tutorials of NPTEL, access E-Journals, Video Conference room, etc. Faculty members use visual library, digital library and other Open Source platforms to make the subject easy to understand. A copy of e – learning material is kept in individual department and in digital library. Video conferencing (or video conference) means are used to have conversation between two or more participants at different sites by using computer networks to transmit audio and video data. Webinars are organized by the faculties for students to give them information on latest trends in market and entrepreneurship. The faculty members are encouraged to participate in short term courses, staff development programs and workshops on advanced topics to keep pace with the advanced level of knowledge and skills. Over the past years the faculties have been participating /presenting papers in national/international conferences and publish their articles in national/international journals to enrich their knowledge. The lesson module materials prepared by the faculties are available in college website as well as digital library to benefit the students.

The following are different teaching methodologies that we practised and get good results

1. Multimedia Tools

Incorporate audio-visual materials in your sessions. Supplement text books with models, filmstrips, movies and pictorial material. Use info graphics or other mind mapping and brain mapping tools that will help their imagination thrive and grow. These methods will not only develop their ability to listen, but will also help them understand the concepts better. There are a lot of smart apps for preschoolers that you can utilize to create awesome slideshows or presentations.

 Tools  Methods  Metaphor
 Power Point Presentation by referring E-learning videos  Easy to prepare and it can be prepared with many of the popular multimedia techniques.  Slide based
Adobe Acrobat Reader Easy to prepare and with word documents if u have Acrobat Reader 5 with many popular multimedia elements like graphs sound and charts Book based
Smart Class Room Teaching through Smart boards Interactive based
Demonstration Videos and Lectures Easy to prepare and download Web Based learning

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2. “Real-World” Learning

Link our lessons to real world learning. Infusing real world experiences into your instructions will make teaching moments fresh and enrich classroom learning. Relating and demonstrating through real life situations, will make the material easy to understand and easy to learn. It will spark their interest and get the students excited and involved. You can make use of smart apps for preschoolers to make these sessions all the more interesting.

3. Brainstorm

Make time for brainstorming sessions into our classrooms. These sessions are a great way to get the creative juices flowing. When you have multiple brains focusing on one single idea, you are sure to get numerous ideas and will also involve everyone into the discussion. These sessions will be a great platform for students to voice their thoughts without having to worry about right or wrong. Set some ground rules before you start. You can go for simple brainstorming or group brainstorming or paired brainstorming.

4. Seminars

Students give seminars on different topics. It is a great way to make students step out of their comfort zone and develop their interpersonal skills. This seminars approach will help the student understand how the academic material will be relevant to his everyday tasks.

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5. Welcome New Ideas

An open- minded attitude can help you innovating new teaching methods. Though open- minded, sometimes most of us show reluctance to new ideas. If you’re a teacher never do this, always try to accept new ideas even if it looks like strange at the beginning.

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6. Work Together As a Team

As everyone knows, the end result of collaborative efforts is always immense. Think about spending some quality time with your colleagues. Ask them to share their views on improving teaching methods, you can see many of them come up with interesting strategies. So, collaborate and introduce innovative teaching methods.

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