Webinar on “Exploring the world of Blended Learning” was organized at St. Agnes College (Autonomous)
Mangaluru: A Webinar on “Exploring the world of Blended Learning” was organized by Post Graduate Department of Commerce, St. Agnes College on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 10 A.M to 1.00 P.M.
The inaugural program started with a short prayer. Sr. Dr. M Venissa A.C, Principal, St. Agnes Institutions extent her good wishes to the organizers and participants. Sr. Dr. M. Vinora A.C Coordinator of PG Studies, St. Agnes College (Autonomous) highlighted that higher education can increase the opportunities and can transform the overall quality of life. Ms. Dolan Champa Banerjee, HOD P. G. Department of Commerce compered and moderated the whole session.
The main objective of the webinar was to highlight the importance of higher education in these difficult times. As parents and students are little skeptical in these challenging phases, the department took an initiative to ease the queries through concept of blended learning.
Mr. Michael Andrade, Director, Lykora Consulting Services, Mangaluru pondered on the benefits of Post- Graduation in long run. He explained that higher education gives a deeper understanding of the subjects, high exposure, higher employability and also high on skills. He also deliberated on what employer’s want and various ways students can groom themselves in these two important years.
Dr. Jnaneshwar Pai Maroor, Professor, Justice K. S. Hedge Institute of Management, started his session stating COVID- 19 is not a virus but an opportunity as students can explore different possibilities. He explained the importance of blended learning which is focused only in higher education and referred the Collaborative research of Harvard University and Stanford University.
Five ex- Agnesian also shared their Post Graduate journey and transformation on the same platform. Mr. Niyaz Panakaje, Research Scholar, Mangalore University, Ms. Velita Lobo, Lecturer, St. Aloysius P.U. College, Mangaluru, Sr. Christina, Assistant Professor, St. Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru, Ms. Preethika Gomes, Associate, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and Ms. Vaishaka. K. Employee, Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Finance Development Corporations.
The resource persons clarified the respective questions raised by the students. Ms. Deeksha rendered the vote of thanks.