Zakir Hossain, Rangpur,
Speakers stressed for online classroom management and assignment-based assessment to minimize the academic losses amid the novel coronavirus pandemic to cope with the global challenges.
They made the call on Friday in a virtual discussion session titled ‘Online Assessments During Covid-19: Challenges and Possibilities’ organized TESOL Society of Bangladesh.
CamStar, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Manzoorul Abedin presented the key note paper.
Professor IML , University of Dhaka , Sayeedur Rahman, Assistant Professor and Head of Department of English , AIUB , Hamidul Haque , Assistant Professor of English, Jhenidah Cadet College , Tareekul Haq Asst Head Teacher, G.K Model High School , Gazipur, S M Tahmina and Assistant Teacher , Dhakauttor Mohammadpur High School, Sylhet Mohammad Emdadul Haque were the panel discussants
Assistant Professor of English Daffodil International University, Rabeya Binte Habib moderated the session
Speakers said we need to empower our students’ imparting online and skills-based learning which will help to ensure quality and sustainable education and to coping with the Covid 19 pandemic challenges.
The ongoing pandemic has also created opportunities for us to adapt and to tackle the crisis resorting online teaching learning platform. Online learning is gaining popularity as the educational institutes remained shut.
Teachers and students have been trying to adapt with online mode of teaching and become benefitted attending the online classes staying at home. They proved their resilience to turn around amid the crisis and to face the challenges of the Earth.
Online classroom management and assessment system has got potentiality and created the scope to minimize the academic losses of the students amid the pandemic situation. Continuous assessment is very important for the students overall development.
Merits, intelligence and the ability of the students can be assessed through different types of online tests, quiz, MCQ tests, assigning topics, video presentation; project based learning sharing, including coursework examinations.
Despite the challenges, the system has created confidence and belief among the teachers and students to continue the academic activities increasing support of inter departmental and inter institutional collaboration.
It also creates an immense possibility of continuing education and assessment even in further worse situation like COVID-19 pandemic.