Panjab University has issued guidelines for online classes to compensate for the loss of classes for the students due to the suspension of classes announced in the country due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Panjab University Dean of the University of Instruction to faculty for teaching online issued the guidelines as per an official statement released by the university. The university authorities had suspended the classes for the students until March 31, 2020, and the teachers were directed to work from home. The press release issued by the university also added that the university has advised the teachers to upload the e-lectures via Google Classroom and also help in clearing the doubts of the students.
The release also stated that the university faculty members have also been asked to share their lectures via mail and also reply to the query of the students through email, WhatsApp or Skype. The teachers have also been advised to take help on Youtube for posting lectures or presentations for the students along with replying to the queries via video conferencing along with conducting interactive talks through Skype or Zoom.
The notification released also mentioned that topics can be assigned to the students and each student must prepare the topic and share the same with the rest of the class and the teacher through email. Individual queries of the students can be answered by the teachers through the different online platforms mentioned above.
The university has also suggested that the National programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NAPTEL) platform must be used for the engineering programmes.
Universities and colleges across the country have been advised to conduct classes for the students online in order to compensate for the loss of classes caused due to the shutting down of colleges and universities due to the Coronavirus outbreak in the country.