Panjab University (PU) on Wednesday issued guidelines for online teaching in order to compensate academic loss of students in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The guidelines were issued by the Dean University of Instruction to faculty for teaching online. The PU authorities had suspended the classes till March 31 and had asked teachers to work from home.
They have advised teachers to upload e-lectures (texts/slides/presentations) through Google Classroom and also clear doubts of students. The faculty has also been asked to share lectures (text/presentations) though e-mail and reply students'' queries through email, WhatsApp or Skype.
The authorities also advised teachers to take help of YouTube for posting lectures or presentations for students and could also reply queries through video conferencing. It was also suggested for holding interactive talks through Skype or
Zoom. "Topics can be assigned to students. Each student prepares the topic and shares with rest of the class and with teacher through email. Queries of individual students can be answered by teacher through Skype/email/WhatsApp/video conferencing," the statement said. It has also been suggested that the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) platform should be used for engineering courses.