On 18th June 2020, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB organized a webinar titled ‘Efficiently Creating Lectures for Online Teaching: A Comprehensive Review of Useful Teaching Methods, Tools & Techniques’ through Microsoft Teams platform. About 137 faculty members from different departments of AIUB joined this webinar. The webinar was conducted by Ms. Nowshin Alam, Lecturer, Department of EEE, AIUB. Prof. Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman, Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB inaugurated the webinar with the opening remarks where he welcomed the participants and guests for participating in such informative event organized by Faculty of Engineering. He briefly discussed about importance of virtual class, creating efficient lectures for online teaching and proper time management.
After that, speaker of the webinar Ms. Nowshin Alam started her session by discussing about strategies to make online teaching more efficient and student-oriented, and introduce a number of approaches to improve teaching content. Later, she explained how to make power point lectures easier to follow by using a cursor highlighter and discussed different methods for writing digitally to create lectures, text extraction from physical pages using OCR. She also demonstrated the way to save a lot of time while handling documents (assignments/lecture notes) by using annotating apps. Then she described how to choose an app for writing digitally on computer or smart device, and demonstrated the features of three popular applications for windows and android operating system. At the end of her session, she efficiently gave answers to the questions from participants. The webinar ended with concluding remarks and vote of thanks to the participants by Prof. Rahman.