Colleges have become tech-savvy by turning their existing libraries into digital ones
College students may soon be able to attempt tests online.
While city colleges are becoming tech-savvy by using technology for an effective
administrative use, DG Ruparel College in Matunga is taking a step ahead by introducing
ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in daily learning and teaching.
The reason-they want students to learn at their pace. Other colleges are toying
with the idea of having online tests at degree level with the introduction of credit-based
Several other colleges are toying with the idea of online testing with the new credit-based
semester pattern introduced at degree level to reduce the burden on teachers.
Kirti Narain, Principal of Jai Hind College said, "We had several meetings with
our teachers to ascertain if it is possible to implement the same and we are still
considering it. There are too many changes in the system and online testing will
reduce the burden on teachers."
In the recent years, colleges have become tech-savvy by turning their existing libraries
into digital ones. They make effective use of text messages to keep a check on attendance
and to ensure information on lectures is passed on to all students.
DG Ruparel College is in the process of making use of software to allow students
to learn at their own pace. "We are planning to make use of software to show different
experiments in science courses. We are making use of technology to ensure that students
learn at their own pace in addition to what we teach them in classrooms and laboratories.
By using technology we plan to boost their understanding of concepts," said Principal
"There are some physics experiments which we must demonstrate. However, if students
have the option of conducting the same experiments virtually, they can try out the
same in different physical conditions. Dissection of frogs is banned from the syllabus,
however, students can get to watch such experiments virtually to understand it better.
Chemical reactions, which are hazardous to perform in laboratories, can be demonstrated
using these new softwares," added Desai.
The college will be making use of existing sites which have many such experiments.
"Only a little mapping and re-arranging needs to be done. Therefore, there will
not be any cost incurred on students," added the principal. Students also will be
able to take tests online topic-wise. "Soon, we might be able to conduct all college
exams online," added Desai.
Courtesy: Times of India