Speakers in an international webinar emphasised effective training, monitoring system, and various aspects of our online classes practised in the country since the shutdown of the educational institutions due to Covid-19 outbreak.
Organised by Exim Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh (EBAUB), the webinar titled "Online Learning in Higher Studies: Bangladesh Perspective" was participated by people from Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Norway, Korea, Australia, Japan, UK, Pakistan and many other countries.
Seven-hundred-thirty-three participants from home and abroad had registered for the webinar.
Dr Md Salim Uddin, professor of the Accounting Department of the University of Chittagong, presented the keynote paper in the webinar.
Dr Salim, also the chairman of Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation and the Executive Committee of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, highlighted the impact of Covid-19 outbreak on the higher education globally in general and in Bangladeshi in particular.
He emphasised the need for effective training most in online education to address the challenges related to education and technology and those involved in this sector.
Besides, Dr Salim talked about the technology adoption model, interaction between teachers, students and content, action-reaction, satisfaction and the effectiveness of online education.
He also highlighted the quality barometer for monitoring, assessing, testing, measuring, and evaluating the effectiveness of online education system.
Dr Abdul Halim Mohd Noor, rector of Universiti Teknologi MARA, in Malaysia, presented the features and development of online education system. His delivery covered the different challenges and experiences regarding the topic of the discussion.
He emphasised the use of the appropriate electronic device, engagement of teachers and students, stable and fast internet facility and training for the instructors to implement online education successfully.
Professor Dr Ojat Darojat, rector of the famous Universitas Terbuka in Indonesia strongly urged on setting regulations and combining technology to get the best from the system.
He offered and explained his valuable opinion regarding e-learning governance, network architecture, student support, service and internal quality assurance.
EBAUB vice-chancellor Professor Dr ABM Rashedul Hasan, who presided over the webinar, pointed out that from the education system to the higher level of international business and administration everything is accepting and being operated online in the world we live in.
He further added that online learning can be considered a perfect and well-timed phenomenon concerning the government's initiative to fully digitalise Bangladesh by the year 2021.
The managing director of Exim Bank and the member of BoT, Exim Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh Dr Mohammed Haider Ali Miah presented urged everyone to work together to uphold the quality of higher education by ensuring the efficient implementation of online facilities.
Dr Mostofa Mahmud Hasan, head of the faculty of Business Administration and Miss Ananya Prova, senior lecturer, faculty of Agriculture acted as the masters of the ceremony.
The whole event was supervised by the director of the University's International Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Dr Md Shamimul Hasan.