RONO HILLS, July 08: “Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) is the first dual-mode university across the nations to initiate capacity building training for teachers,” said Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) director Prof. Madhu Parhar.
Addressing valedictory session of a three-day such online courses, organized by CEMC) in collaboration with RGU, vice chancellor Prof. Saket Kushwaha said that RGU is committed to online leaning, the need of the hour and take all necessary step to adapt to the new normal. The RGU and CEMCA should jointly start relevant courses to facilitate the new method, he suggested.
The CEMCA, set up in 1994, by Canada-based Commonwealth of Learning (COL), to serve as it regional unit to promote, relevant and appropriate use of media and technology to serve educational and training needs of Commonwealth member states of Asia.
Institute of distant education (IDE) director Prof. Ashan Riddi and CEMCA SPO Dr. Manas Ranjan Parhi addressed participants of the training, especially curated for teachers of North East India.
Total 100 of 317 applicants selected to take part, who were given intensive synchronized and asynchronized training with assignments and tasks. IGNOU online education centre in-charge Dr. Nisha Singh was resource person while IDE faculty Moyir Riba was the coordinator, according to a RGU release.