In view of Online study in trend, an online survey was conducted by IQAC, Dev Samaj College of Education during the Lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic when the schools & colleges across India have been shut since mid-March.
The results of the survey revealed that Out of the total 82.1% respondents having no previous experience of online teaching, 90.2% teachers said that they are taking online classes for the first time, while 9.8% teachers mentioned that they were not taking online classes during lockdown amid COVID-19. To follow up this study, keeping in mind the above problems faced by teachers & Supporting the continuation of teaching and learning during COVID-19 Pandemic, Dev Samaj College of Education, Sec. 36-B, Chandigarh has developed an online MOOC course on ‘LEARNING TO TEACH ONLINE’ for prospective and in-service teachers. It is an initiative taken by IQAC through Teaching Learning Centre of DSCE under the able guidance and leadership of revered Sh. Nirmal Singh Dhillon, Secretary Dev Samaj and Chairman, Dev Samaj College of Education. Chandigarh. This e course has been initiated and launched because of the concerted efforts and vision of Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Agnese Dhillon.
The college has already completed one batch of this course where around 700 candidates from different states like Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttrakhand, Assam, Tamilnadu, Rajasthan etc. participated.
On demand and overwhelming response that the course received from participants, the college is going to start one more batch of the same from 12th August, 2020 to 28th August, 2020. Many candidates have already registered in the course and registration is still on.