Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) organized a webinar entitled “E-Learning” held on 12th September 2020. The Honorable Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni, MP joined the webinar as the Chief Guest. The DCCI President, Mr. Shams Mahmud moderated the webinar. Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni, MP said in the wake of 4th industrial revolution, e-learning is a need of the hour and will see an accelerated growth. She further underscored that resilience and adaptability among Bangladeshis are high and it will help better in facing the challenges that beset the country.
Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, Vice Chancellor, American International University - Bangladesh was a speaker at the event. Dr.Lamagna explained the current landscape of e-learning in Higher Education in the country and emphasized that logistically private universities are well capable of conducting e-learning. She also stressed on the need for collaboration among stakeholders. Relatively, emphasis on blended and hybrid learning system as well as long-term policy planning should be given importance to be able to address the requirements not only of the students but also of the industry in pursuing growth and development of the country. The panelists and other guest speakers appreciated Dr. Lamagna’s insights, suggestions and recommendations.
The other battery of speakers included Professor Osama Khan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Surrey, UK; Prof. Dr. Harun-or-Rashid, Vice Chancellor, National University Bangladesh; Dr. Md. Morad Hossain Mollah, Chairman, Bangladesh Technical Education Board; Prof. Dr. Khawza Iftekhar Uddin Ahmed; and Prof. Dr. Mohammad Istiaq Azim. They all expounded on E-Learning as a relevant and timely strategy in addressing the future requirements and in the light of the global situation brought about by the Covid 19 that has created adverse effects to the education sector.The webinar was covered by a host of national print and electronic media outlets. This laudable initiative of DCCI was very much appreciated by the Chief Guests, the other educationists and university heads. The event was participated in by faculty, business leaders, government officials and students.