Int’l webinar urges effective training in online education

Professor Dr. Md. Salim Uddin, FCA, FCMA, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and Chairman, Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation presented the keynote paper at the international webinar titled ‘Online Learning in Higher Studies: Bangladesh Perspective’ organized by Exim Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh (EBAUB) recently.Dr. Salim in his paper highlighted the impact of COVID 19 outbreak on the higher education globally in general and in Bangladeshi in particular as well as discussed various important aspects of online learning in higher education, some relevant research findings and results, opportunities, possibilities, potentiality, effectiveness and potential challenges in the context of Bangladesh. He gave the most emphasis on the need for effective training in online education to address the challenges related to education and technology and to all those who are involved in this sector.
In the keynote paper, Dr. Salim elaborately discussed on the stagnation of the education system due to COVID-19, the use of technology in Bangladesh, why online learning, where online learning, how to practice online learning and finally technology used globally in online learning platform. In addition, Dr. Salim talked about the technology adoption model, interaction between teachers, students and content, action-reaction, satisfaction and the effectiveness of online education. In addition, he also highlighted the quality Barometer for monitoring, assessing, testing, measuring, and evaluating the effectiveness of online education system.
The webinar was presided over by Professor. Dr. ABM Rashedul Hasan, Vice Chancellor of EBAUB. In the webinar, Professor Dr. Abdul Halim Mohd Noor, Rector of Universiti Teknologi, MARA, Melaka, Malaysia presented the features and development of online education system. In addition, his delivery covered the different challenges and experiences regarding the topic of the discussion. He exhibited the overall scenario of online learning program by presenting various data of Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka, Malaysia. He further emphasized on the use of appropriate electronic devices, 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, Indonesia represented on the significance of online education. He strongly urged onsetting 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.
Professor Dr. ABM Rashedul Hassan in his speech as the President of the webinar pointed out that from education system to the higher level of international business and administration everything is accepting and being operated online in the world we live in. Online learning has been in practice for the last couple of decades but in the current covid-19 situation, its significance is being gravely highlighted. He further added that online learning can be considered a perfect and well-timed phenomenon in relation to the government’s initiative to fully digitalize Bangladesh by the year 2021.
Dr. Mohammed Haider Ali Miah, Managing Director of Exim Bank and the member of Board of Trustees, Exim Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh presented a short speech, which set the swan song for the program. In his vote of thanks, he extended his gratitude towards all the participants, speakers and experts who joined from around the world and 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 Dr. Md. Shamim Hasan, director of University’s International Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC). People from all around the world including Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Norway, Korea, Australia, Japan, UK, Pakistan and many other countries connected to participate. From home and abroad 733 participants were registered for this international webinar. – Press release