Technology has provided the platform for learning i.e anyone can learn anything, any where any time. The potential of technology was exploited to train technical teachers in order to enable them to understand the quality issues in technical education, plan and deliver instruction effectively, and also to evolve strategies for developing creativity and entrepreneurial competencies among students. About 4500 technical teachers have attended the programme from September 2012 to April, 2013. Three different modalities were used to conduct the programme namely live interaction through videoconferencing & pre-recorded video lectures; pre-recorded videos and face- to- face interaction and pre-recorded video lectures only. Social media(Google hangout) was also used to connect to remote centres in the northern region of the country. Evaluation of the programme was done by seeking reactions of the participants on extent of achievement of objectives, extent to which their expectations were met , quality of various aspects, problems faced and in addition their suggestions were sought to improve the quality of the programme. Majority of the participants have expressed their satisfaction with the programme and assigned ratings on various aspects between 4 and 5 on a five point rating scale However, initially the centres faced problems of connectivity due to low bandwidth.
PK Tulsi, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, India
MP Poonia, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, India
SS Pattnaik, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, India
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