Over the past decade, there has been an increased focus on the need of student’s engagement in terms of creativity, success, and retention rates. In response to these issues many educational institutions have adopted a blended (hybrid) approach to courses and programs by combining face-to-face and online opportunities for learning.
In this regard, Dr. Ayesha Hakim (Ph.D. CS, NZ), who has recently joined MNSUAM as Assistant Professor of Computer Science, delivered a seminar on “Blended Learning – An Introduction to Moodle”, to explore the blended learning in the light of student-centered teaching approach. She discussed about an urgent need of an interactive learning management system in MNSUAM, followed by an introduction to Moodle as a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalized learning environments.
The seminar was a step towards launching of Outcome Based Education (OBE) System at MNSUAM and will be followed by a 3 weeks training workshop “Moodle Driving Hands-on Training”, aiming at training faculty members for successful implementation of blended learning environment throughout the university. The resource person for this training is Dr. Ayesha Hakim and is being organized by Quality Enhancement Cell of the varsity.