Mangaluru, Oct 4: The library and information centre of St Agnes College (Autonomous) organized a faculty development programme on e-Content development for creating educational videos related through different software from September 27 to October 1.
“It won’t matter if you don’t create e-content but it matters if you dilute the value and the quality of the existingcontent,” said N V Paulus, chairman, Global TV after inaugurating the Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on e-Content development. There is a need to digitalize textual teaching and learning materials. It is important for teachers to innovate and update in the field of education from time to time. He said that the library of Agnes College is making an effort to pass on the traditional world of knowledge to the modern sphere.
Resource person Dr Gopakumar V, head of Digital Knowledge Centre, Thiruvananthapuram said that the Internet is the window through which we see the world. In the field of education, where once there was importance given only for books now the internet is gaining momentum. The urgency of the hour is to pass on the book knowledge to the next generation through digitizing and developing e-content, he opined.
Sr Dr Vinora AC, coordinator, St Agnes Centre for Postgraduate Studies and Research presided over the function. Sr Clara AC, vice principal and Dr Nancy Vaz, the registrar were also present. Dr Vishala B K, librarian and the coordinator of the programme introduced and welcomed the guests. Delia, assistant professor of the PG Commerce, compered the programme and Dr Sapna Kumari, assistant professor, Chemistry, proposed a vote of thanks.
In all, 30 participants-teachers and faculty, librarians and technical assistance represented by various colleges and schools from Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu, and various parts of the state – Dharwad, Shirsi, Raichur, Bangaluru, Mysuru, Virajpet, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada were the beneficiaries of the programme.
Valedictory was held on October 1. During the programme the participants presented the educational videos prepared during the FDP. The three best videos were selected and awarded during the programme. The programme was well appreciated by the participants and they gave a positive feedback. The certificates were distributed to the participants.