Tools in the Tool-kit of 21st Century Teacher | UGC - HRDC | Mumbai University
Summary of the session:
The video titled "Tools in the Tool-kit of 21st Century Teacher" was recorded during a refresher course on contemporary literature and its teaching, organized by HRDC University of Mumbai UGC Department of English. The speaker, Dr. Dilip Barad, is introduced as a communication expert and a vibrant presence in Gujarat's academic community. He has taught various courses ranging from literature to management, social sciences, science, and commerce, and has worked on numerous projects, including developing e-content for the government.
Dr. Barad's session focused on teaching in contemporary times, which involves digital culture and the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution. He mentions how digital tools have transformed the way we share and preserve information, from oral tradition to printing and now to digital means. He highlights the importance of distinguishing between data, information, knowledge, and wisdom, and the role of teachers in helping students process information to gain knowledge and eventually apply it as wisdom in real-life situations.
Dr. Barad emphasizes the need for teachers to adapt to the changing times and integrate technology into their teaching methodology to keep up with students' digital fluency. He shares several tools that teachers can use to enhance their teaching, including Learning Management Systems (LMS), Google Classroom, blogs, podcasts, social media, and online quizzes. He highlights the benefits of using these tools, such as increased student engagement, personalized learning, real-time feedback, and easy tracking of student progress.
In conclusion, Dr. Barad encourages teachers to embrace technology as a tool to enhance their teaching and engage with students better. He emphasizes the need for teachers to continually learn and upgrade their skills to stay relevant in the ever-changing digital world.