The College is striving hard to give thrust to the Digital India Program in terms of ICT and Technology Education. In this regard, courses from Microsoft and Oracle have been promoted, so that students can achieve International standards in education. Many students have got certificates from for their performance at competitive exams. The college is established as remote center to IITB NMEICT (RC 1306) and conducts workshops organized by IIT, nationwide, on various technology. The teaching staff thus get exposure to collaboration and interaction with faculty from other institutes in states across India. Recently, the staff underwent rigorous training for 3 months at IIT Bombay X – FDP 101x Foundation Program in ‘ICT for Education’. Fifty One staff members from SLRTCE have cleared FDP101x and enrolled for IIT Bombay X – FDP201x – ‘Pedagogy for Online and Blended Teaching-Learning Process’. The teachers participate continuously in various other Faculty Development Programmes throughout the year. Keeping in line with the vision of the institute to provide high quality technical education, the institute has introduced the use of tools such as course networking, blogs, and flip classroom in all institutional activities. The Course Networking model followed in each Department not only supports course management, but also generates new learning opportunities with social networking as the foundation for learning. The various tools for creating new posts, broadcasting live videos, creating quizzes, polls and other interactive tests with any kind of media attachment helps students develop a deep understanding through comprehension and reflection.
Reward points are given to learners as they participate on the social learning platform, share knowledge, solve assignments and build a good network. It is mandatory for each staff member to create a course and ensure that all students join the course at the beginning of each semester. The teacher uploads all learning material, assignments, question banks and quizzes throughout the semester. This provides easy and quick access to each student. Even those who are on medical leave and cannot come to college can access the data and work towards the completion of the course. The teacher follows up with any student who has not responded to assignments/quizzes uploaded. An extensive notification system provides notification messages via smart phone, email and the website. Personalized social networking offers the capability of creating learning groups and interest groups. Course pairing provides dynamic networking among learners from courses within different institutions and countries. Students are encouraged to start their own blogs and enhance their creative and technical writing skills and develop a broad network. A Facebook Page called www.facebook.com/slrtcebloggers has been created by students for so that any student from any year/branch can share their blogs. Links to staff profiles on Course networking and Staff WordPress pages as well as student and alumni blog links are put up on the college website.
To motivate staff members collage has introduced the award scheme for nptel gold and silver medal rankers in the nptel exam. This year four staff members were awarded prizes for securing silver medal in nptel exam this year – staff members have completed nptel course. Course networking was appreciated by students and
they were benefited by online learning. Thus to encourage students current year —– more courses were added by faculties. College motivates faculties to upgrade their knowledge and skills. Thus to keep them self-updated with recent technology, faculties have completed —-FDP.