Education GenNext: Perspectives Opportunities and Challenges

Education GenNext: Perspectives, Opportunities and Challenges - a two days National Webinar organised by St. Teresa’s Institute of Education on May 19th and 20th , 2020

Webinar Chairperson:
Dr. Sr. Tanuja Waghmare. Principal, St. Teresa’s Institute of Education

Dr. Shakuntala Nighot

Organizing Committee:
Dr. Giselle D’souza Dr. Joan Lopes Dr. Sheela Philip, Dr. Cindrella D’Mello, Dr. Cerena D’Cunha, Dr. Reshma Rodrigues, Ms. Delicia Pinto, Ms. Colleen Fernandes, Ms. Sharmila Vaz

Technical Team:
Edfly Learn, Dr. Giselle Dsouza, Dr. Cerena D’Cunha, Ms. Natasha Dsouza , Ms. Carishma Nevis

Sponsored by:
Union Bank of India Santacruz west, Bank of Maharashtra Khar Road, Vidyaram Mohanji Charitable Trust, Jeena & Company, Dawar’s College of Commerce, Mrs. Geeta Dhote, Mr. Aanand Mittal, Mr. Neel Sahani, , Mr. Aanand Sahway, Mr. Milind Bengali, Mr. Ishan Phohoomul and Prabha Rao Family

Objectives of Webinar:

  • • To equip education functionaries with the required skills, to upgrade and to facilitate progress in the system.

  • • To share academic best practices, innovations and research.

  • • To deliberate upon future challenges in Higher Education.

Webinar Sessions:
Distinguished resource persons of the webinar shared their wealth of knowledge and expertise at various expert sessions with detailed practical demonstration as listed below.

Day 1

Inaugural Speech: Dr. Sr. Tanuja Waghmare Principal, St. Teresa’s Institute of Education

Keynote Address: Education GenNext: Why and How?
Dr. Jayashree Shinde. Director, TLC, Dept. of Educational Tech., SNDT WU
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Edfly Learn LMS: Tools & Guidelines for Effective online Teaching
Mr. Viral Dedhia, Founder, Director, EdFly Learn

Expert Session 1: Effective Use of Technology Tools in Academics
Dr. Sandhya Khedekar, Principal, GES College of Education, Sangamner

Expert Session 2: Enhancing Visibility of Researchers through Academic Social Platforms
Dr. Sarika Sawant Assistant Professor, SHPT, SNDT WU, Mumbai.
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Day 2

Expert Session 3: Paradoxical Betweenness in Academic Endeavours and Research Metrics
by Dr. Saptarshi Ghosh Associate Prof, DLISC, North Bengal University, Darjeeling
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Expert Session 4: Citation Management to Avoid Blame of Plagiarism: A practical Session
by Dr. Gopakumar V. University Librarian, Head: DLISC, Goa University
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Valedictory Address Dr. Indu Garg Former Head of Dept.of Education, University of Mumbai
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Highlights of the webinar

  • Webinar is organised in collaboration with Edfly Learn and is sponsored by 11 Sponsors from banking, corporate and society
  • 7 Experts from 3 states of India have shared their knowledge and expertise on various topics related to Technology in Teaching Learning and Higher Education.
  • 3148 registered  participants from 9 countries  including USA, Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, Italy, Germany, Canada, Saudi Arabia  and from all 28 states and 8 Union Territories of India.
  • Participants were mainly School teachers (34%) and College teachers (22%) , University teachers(11.7%), Teacher educators, (11.17%) P.G & Research scholars (11%) and Librarians(7%).
  • 4 session videos on YouTube have received more than 15000 views.
  • Among the papers contributed by participants, after rigorous peer review, 66 papers by 71 educationalists and researchers were selected for publication.

Webinar Publications:

  1. Education GenNext, Perspectives, Opportunities and Challenges ISBN 9789389875324
  2. Library, Information and Knowledge services for Education 2020: ISBN 9789389875430
  • As per feedback received from 1645 participants, nearly 80 % of the participants are very satisfied with overall organisation of webinar, relevancy of topics covered and skills and expertise of resource persons. Participants mentioned that webinar enlightened and enriched them in various important aspects like Educational Technology, use of Academic Social Platforms, Citation Indices, Reference Management Softwares, Research and Publication Ethics etc. They appreciated that the webinar was indeed very beneficial not only for students but also for entire Education fraternity.    

We at STIE, extend our heartfelt gratitude towards our Management, Principal, Convener, Webinar Organising Committee, Organising Partner Edfly Learn, Technical Team, Sponsors, Paper Contributors, Reviewers, Publisher and all the Participants who contributed towards grand success of this two day national webinar!