Thursday 31 December 2020

Innovative Practice in Online Remote Teaching: NEP2020 and Pedagogical Transformation

eFDP on New Trends in Higher Education: NEP 2020 and Pedagogical Transformation
Innovative Practice in Online Remote Teaching: Tools & Techniques

Organised by Ahmednagar College and HRDC, Savitribai Phule University, Pune.


Video Re ording of the Session by Dilip Barad

Global Literature in the Time of Pandemic: Gujarati Sahitya Parishad

Global Literature in the Time of Pandemic: 

Gujarati Sahitya Parishad

 Video recording of Dilip Barad's session

Rubric based Evaluation of Oral and Written Assignments in Google Classroom

 Rubric based Evaluation of Oral and Written Assignments in Google Classroom

Video Recording of Dilip Barad's Session

KCG: Engaging Learners in Online Remote Teaching: Online Sessions

 Video Recordings of two sessions of Dilip Barad

1. Using Glass-board / Learning Glass for Engaging Learners in Online Remote Teaching - I: Dilip Barad


2. Engaging Learners in Online Remote Teaching: Google Drive - Part II: Dilip Barad

RIE-NCERT, Bhopal: Role of ICT in Online Courses

Role of ICT in the Development of Online Courses

Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) organised a Workshop for Planning and Development of Course Material for a Certificate Program in Communication Skills in English for the Western Region: 24 to 28 August 2020.

The talk on 'Role of ICT in the Development of Online Courses was delivered on 26 August 2020.
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Meghalaya - Shillong: Lady Keane College: Online Faculty Development Programme

 Online Faculty Development Programme

Lady Keane College, Meghalaya - Shillong

Video Recording of the Online Sessions

Day 1: 


Day 2:


 Online Faculty Development Programme of Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University

15 - 21 June 2020

Networked Teacher: Technology Integration: KCG-eFDP: Commerce and Accountancy

 Networked Teacher: Technology Integration: KCG-eFDP: Commerce and Accountancy

Video Recording of the Session:

Book Talk: Neil Postman's Technopoly

 Online Book-Talk: Neil Postman's Technopoly

Video recording of the session with Marwadi University, Rajkot.

eFDP - Karnataka University


Session 1: eFDP Karnataka University: UGC-HRDC and IQAC: Dilip Barad

This video is the recording of 'Live' Online Session by Dilip Barad. It is the first session of the three sessions delivered by him from 2 to 4 November 2020. It is delivered in Online Faculty Development Programme organised by HRDC and IQAC, Karnataka University, Dharwad. This session is on the identification of Model for Online Teaching. It also practically demonstrated use of Google Group and Google Classroom.

Session 2: eFDP Karnataka University: UGC-HRDC and IQAC: Dilip Barad

This video is the recording of 'Live' Online Session by Dilip Barad. It is the Second session of the three sessions delivered by him from 2 to 4 November 2020. It is delivered in Online Faculty Development Programme organised by HRDC and IQAC, Karnataka University, Dharwad. This session is on the engaging leaners in online remote teaching through glass board / learning glass / light board and collaborative tools like Google Drive Doc and Spread Sheet.


Session 3: eFDP Karnataka University: UGC-HRDC and IQAC: Dilip Barad

This video is the recording of 'Live' Online Session by Dilip Barad. It is the Third session of the three sessions delivered by him from 2 to 4 November 2020. It is delivered in Online Faculty Development Programme organised by HRDC and IQAC, Karnataka University, Dharwad. This session is on the online assessment using Google Quiz Form and Rubric Based Assessment in Google Classroom.

Online Training - SCERT Assam

SCERT - Assam

A Seven-Day Online Training - SCERT-Assam

(State Council of Education Research and Training)

Schedule for Professor Dilip Barad, MKB University, Gujarat


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Topics for the project on Value education for Classes 1 to 10



Prof. Dilip Barad

a)      11.12.2020

(4.30-5.30 pm)

NEP 2020 : Online and Digital Education – the Pedagogy& Physical Layout of Teacher’s Online Class

7 Sessions(To be continued )



b)      12.12.2020

        (4.30-5.30 pm)

Introduction to Google Education Tools for Online Remote Teaching




c)      13.12.2020

(4.30-5.30 pm)

Engaging Learners in Online Remote Teaching: Glassboard




d)      14.12.2020

            (4.30-5.30 pm)

Engaging Learners in Online Remote Teaching: Collaborative Tools




e)      15.12.2020

(4.30-5.30 pm)

ONLINE TESTING – Objective Type Questions




f)       16.12.2020

          (4.30-5.30 pm)

Developing Rubric for Online Assessment of Written Assignments




g)      17.12.2020

         (4.30-5.30 pm)

Developing Rubric for Online Assessment of Oral Assignments



The video recordings will be made available on this blog.

Puritan and Restoration Age: Online Test

 Online Test / Quiz on The Puritan and the Restoration Age

Tuesday 29 December 2020

Ethics and Morality

 Ethics and Morality

What’s the Difference Between Morality and Ethics?

Generally, the terms ethics and morality are used interchangeably, although a few different communities (academic, legal, or religious, for example) will occasionally make a distinction.


Ethics, also called moral philosophy, the discipline concerned with what is morally good and bad and morally right and wrong. The term is also applied to any system or theory of moral values or principles. Click here to read this entry written by Peter SingerPeter Albert David Singer is an moral philosopher. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.

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Video Recording of Dilip Barad's Session in AICTE sponsored STTP organised by Gandhinagar Institute of Technology on Communication Skills and Ethics.

Phase I: 30 Dec 2020

Phase II: 20 Jan 2021

Phase III: 3 Feb 2021

Ethics vs Morality

Let us read these statements to understand the difference between morality and ethics in proper context;
  1. If a teacher is irregular in his duty (i.e. not completing syllabus), s/he may be considered unethical but we cannot call him 'immoral'.
  2. If a teacher is physically exploiting students, s/he may be considered immoral as well as unethical.
  3. If a teacher supports students agitating against management, it may be considered morally righteous but unethical.
  4. If a teacher is doing administration work at the cost of teaching, s/he may be considered morally right but unethical.
  5. If a teacher is forced to do admin work instead of teaching, it is unethical but it may not be considered immoral
  6. The Lawyer telling court that his/her client is guilty is morally right but ethically it violets attorney-client privilege.
  7. Regular full time teachers - doing private tuitions = Unethical or Immoral?
  8. Teacher asking for money to pass students = Unethical or Immoral?
  9. If we cannot take exams without invigilator, how can we say that our education system deals with morality and ethics in a proper way?

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Monday 21 December 2020

Photo-Novel on Facebook


After the popularity of the genre of novel writing in form of Graphic Novel, we have an interesting possibility to have a new genre of narrating a story in form of 'Photo-Novel' for Social Media publication.

Here are three examples of stories told through series of photographs and shared on Facebook

1. Facebook Page 'Talking Books Movies posted this album of a narrative told through beautiful photographs. 

Photography is a very powerful medium because one frame can evoke so many emotions without the help of words. Sad, happy, or worry, a good photograph can drive the message seamlessly.
‘Avani’ is a brilliant photo shoot by Arjun Kamath, constituting 48 photographs that convey the story of a woman in a patriarchal society. Avani’s story can be the story of you and me as the struggles and setbacks that she faces are the common problems of India, a country which is still deep-rooted in patriarchy. #WebSeries #TBM #TBMoriginals
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2. Mission Impossible? Finding 1 girl in India's 1.25 billion!

THE STORY IN PHOTOS: Traveling India by train few weeks ago, Dick Smith passed a homeless family living under a bridge, including a young girl wearing nothing but a pink bracelet. He snapped some pics on his iPhone, noted down the GPS position, and asked if Jess and I would like to go to India, try and find this same girl & her family, help them into accommodation, secure the girl an education, buy them life's basics and open her a bank account for Dick to regularly deposit into - all in three days! We just got back yesterday. SHARE this album to spread some Christmas spirit!!!Click here to watch it on Facebook, if the below embedded post is not visible.

3. Social Evil:

This is not as finished as the first one but is a good attempt. The photos are good but the important aspect of narration is the 'caption'. There is absolutely nothing in the captions. If you watch the first and second story, again, you will find very precisely written captions. The real success of the narration of 'Photo-Novels' lies in the 'Captions'.
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Tuesday 8 December 2020


Worksheet: William Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Presentation on 'Macbeth' - About the Play

1.      Write an essay on your understanding of the concept of Shakespearean Tragedy. Justify / Illustrate ‘Macbeth’ as Shakespearean Tragedy.

2.      What is Aristotelian concept of Tragedy? How far does ‘Macbeth’ fit in the Aristotelean concept of Tragedy?

3.      What do you mean by ‘Poetic Justice’? Is there a poetic justice in ‘Macbeth’? Illustrate your answer.

4.      Can we read Macbeth as Aristotelian ‘tragic hero’? If so, what is his ‘hamartia’?

5.      What is the meaning of ‘hamartia’? What is Macbeth’s hamartia? Compare it with hamartia of other tragic heroes known to you (like Hamlet, Othello, Oedipus etc).

6.      What do you understand by the concept of ‘hero-villain’? Is Macbeth a fit character for this concept? Illustrate your answer.

7.      What sort of artistic liberties are taken by William Shakespeare in ‘Macbeth’? (Key: Historical Macbeth vs Literary Macbeth: - the sequence of the murder of King Duncan and that of Banquo are purely imaginative interpolation. The goodness given to the character of Banquo is also questioned on the grounds that the ruling King James I was a lineage of Banquo’s from Scotland).

8.      What is the content of the ‘letter’ written by Macbeth to Lady Macbeth? What is its importance in the play?

9.      Thematic Study:

a.       The theme of Ambition

b.      Tragedy of Ambition – the Medievalism

c.       The Unchecked Ambition and its Power to Corrupt the nobleness within humans

d.      Cruelty and Masculinity

e.       Theme of Guilty Conscience

10.  Character Study:

a.       Macbeth – the Hero-Villain – the Valiant Villain – The Milk of Human Kindness wasted on the altar of ambition – tragic hero

b.      Lady Macbeth – a Witch or a Victim?

c.       Macduff – the ultimate avenger

d.      Banquo

e.       King Duncan

f.        Malcolm and Donalbain

g.      Lady Macduff

11.  The Study of Scenes from the play ‘Macbeth’:

a.       Scenes of Three Witches

b.      Murder of King Duncan

c.       Porter Scene

d.      Banquet scene – Visitation of Banquo’s Ghost

e.       Night walking scene of Lady Macbeth

f.        Final fight between Macbeth and Macduff

12.  The Study of Quotations:

a.       Macbeth’s soliloquy in Act I, Scene 3: This supernatural soliciting
Cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill,
Why hath it given me earnest of success,
Commencing in a truth?

b.      Macbeth’s soliloquy in Act 1, Scene 7: If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well
It were done quickly

c.       Macbeth’s soliloquy in Act 2, Scene 1: Is this a dagger which I see before me,
This handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.

d.      Macbeth says these lines in Act 2, Scene 2: Whence is that knocking? –
How is’t with me, when every noise appalls me?
What hands are here! Ha, they pluck out mine eyes.
Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood
Clean from my hand?

e.       Macbeth in Act 5, Scence 5: Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow

f.        Banquo in Act 1, Sc 3: “Oftentimes to win us to out harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray’s in deepest consequence.

g.      Lady Macbeth in Act 1 Sc 5: The raven himself is hoarse . . .

h.      Lady Macbeth in Act 5 Sc Out damned spot. . . Hell is murky.

13.  The Study of Cinematic Adaptations of ‘Macbeth’:

a.       Write a note on any one film adaptation of ‘Macbeth’

                                                              i.      What changes are made by film makers in the adaptation?

                                                            ii.      How are these topics dealt in the film adaptation - ‘the setting’, ‘the witches’, ‘events’ & ‘theme’?

b.      Some of the well-known cinematic adaptations are:

                                                              i.      Orsan Welles’s Macbeth (1948)

                                                            ii.      Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood (1957)

                                                          iii.      Roman Polanski’s ‘Macbeth’ (1971)

                                                          iv.      Vishal Bhardwaj’s Maqbool (2003)

                                                            v.      Geoffrey Wright’s ‘Macbeth’ (2006)

                                                          vi.      Justin Kurzel’s ‘Macbeth’ (2015)

14.  Research:

a.       Shakespeare based Macbeth very loosely on historical figures and events. Research the true story of Macbeth. Explain the differences between history and Shakespeare's version. Explain the effects that Shakespeare's changes have on the overall story.

b.      Research the Great Chain of Being in Elizabethan times. Explain the Great Chain of Being and develop a thesis about its effects on Macbeth. How is this way of viewing the world evident in Macbeth? Provide examples from the play

c.       The Politics of Aloofness in "Macbeth" BALDO, JONATHAN. “The Politics of Aloofness in ‘Macbeth.’” English Literary Renaissance, vol. 26, no. 3, 1996, pp. 531–560. JSTOR,

d.      "Macbeth" and the Play of Absolutes Reid, B. L. “‘Macbeth’ and the Play of Absolutes.” The Sewanee Review, vol. 73, no. 1, 1965, pp. 19–46. JSTOR,

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