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Featuring Ms. Fatima Nawaz - My eCourse, My Story

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Weekly Digital Edition | Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Featuring Ms. Fatima Nawaz
My eCourse, My Story

This week we bring you a Top Story from Ms. Fatima Nawaz, who is currently working as the Lecturer at Dr Hasan Murad School of Management. With a remarkable experience of over one and half years in teaching, she shares her interesting thoughts about the recent unexpected yet swift on-campus to live/online switchover. Our hope is that this story will give you a strong sense of trust in eLearning. Her interactive lectures are a reason for 100% class attendance.

She achieved a “Certificate of Appreciation” for early adoption of a live
digital technology solution designed for conducting online classes at
UMT from Rector UMT on March 16, 2020.

It was great! Professionals can boost their skills and career opportunities with the help of online education.

 

1: Space shifting: Work is accomplished physically wherever it's best accomplished.

2: Time shifting: I can manage my other tasks 24/7 (other than teaching) rather than a narrow “work day” which is from 9am to 6pm.

3: As I am teaching management information systems and computer applications through online teaching, I have given my students real time examples through these collaboration tools. It  is a great opportunity for me and my students.

I do miss my classroom teaching as it keeps students stimulated. Teaching style can be modified according to students’ issues which is difficult in online teaching.

Yes, while using zoom there are many options such as screen sharing, face to face collaboration through video displaying, white board display and many more.  On a lighter note you can also keep your students on mute mode if there is a disturbance in online class. In short, it can easily manage the class environment.

One of the sweet or you can say funny moments was in my first online class, I saw a student whose mother was standing behind him and was trying to listen to my lecture out of curiosity.

The students belonging to remote areas were not very familiar with zoom application, they did not know the microphone mute option and I heard hens clucking. It was a very whelming moment as students are still trying to learn in such a distracting environment.

All I can say is stay motivated and keep up the good work for our students who are facing problems due to the current situation in our country and still trying to learn. It is a great format for us to learn collaboration tools to keep ourselves more flexible to every teaching environment.

 

  1. Fully commit yourself and participate in the online classroom as required

  2. Be, or be willing to become, tech-savvy

  3. Work with others effectively

  4. Complete your learning tasks and assignments on time

  5. Ask for help when you need it

  6. Participate in online discussions

  7. Stay motivated

  8. Review, revise, repeat

  

  • LMS

  • Kahoot

  • Zoom ( To make students tech savvy )

 

  1. Will arrange training sessions for students

  2. Will generate flexible lesson plans

Go project-based. I haven’t figured this out entirely with my first class but my hope is that we can go fully project-based in the same way that my face-to-face class is. In fact, the asynchronous nature of online classes actually means there is a better potential of creating a project-based culture that mirrors the way people actually work on projects.

Snapshots of My Recent Virtual Classroom

 

Thank you for reading. That's it for this week! 

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