BRACU conducted online short course for foreign university
BRAC Institute of Languages (BIL) of BRAC University conducted an online short course on ICT Integration into Education for the faculty members of a prominent university in Kazakhstan named Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages.
The closing session of the course took place recently at the university where the faculty members of BRAC university listened to the reflections of the participants from Kazakhstan on their learning.
Md. Shams Ud Duha, Lecturer of BRAC Institute of Languages (BIL), conducted the online sessions as the lead facilitator and Hamim Al Ahsan, Education Technology Specialist of BRAC University, was the co-facilitator.
The course consisted of seven sessions which covered the history and importance of information and communication technology, use of google docs in collaborative learning, use of blogs in education, Wikis and Wikipedia, use of podcasts and use of moodle.
Saulet Alpysbayeva, one of the participants of the course and a faculty member of the Kazakh university, mentioned about the effectiveness of the course. She said it was practice-based which was enhanced with the help of theory. This enabled participants to collaborate by sharing the current experience and expertise.
Lady Syeda Sarwat Abed, Director, BRAC Institute of Languages, opined it is high time we promoted our expertise to other countries as interaction can take place online and it can happen anywhere anytime. She also emphasized on capitalizing on the opportunities and expanding the horizon.
The institute will conduct a similar short course with a state university in Azerbaijan soon.