By Prof. Sandeep Moghe
Dr. V N BRIMS, Thane

Today’s common challenges for most of the degree and post-graduate colleges are: -

Low Attendance of Students: -Percentage of attending the classroom lectures is reducing especially in MBA and other post-graduation programs.
Lack of Students’ Engagement: - It’s difficult to engage the students throughout the entire lecture.
Marks Oriented: -Many students are marks-oriented rather than knowledge oriented.
Interested only in Well-Paying Jobs:- Students are more concerned about the pay packages after their degree.
Poor Communication Skills: -Some of the students are not able to communicate properly what they want to communicate. Especially during presentations, only few students able to do it properly.
Poor Self Learning: -Most of the students prefer readymade notes/ ppts rather than putting their efforts for self-learning.
Poor Technical Skills: -Some students don’t have the minimum expected technical skills.
Lack of Decision-Making Skills: -Even after completing MBA/ Post Graduation in Management, if one is not able to take the decisions, then what’s the use of the degree/ diploma?
Not a Problem- Solver: -It’s important to identify the problems and find out the probable solutions for the same. This is lacking in some cases.
Not Agile: -In today’s changing working environment, it will be difficult for them to survive who are not agile.
Not a Life Long Learner: -If a student is not a life long learner, then he/she may face the issue of sustainability.
Not Employable: -All these issues will result in poor placement scenario of that college.

Today, teachers are no longer the source of information.

There is a need to teach students how to handle the information.

E.g. Validate, leverage, communicate, collaborate and problem solving with information.

Teacher should be a Facilitator, Mentor and makes the student to think.

Student Engagement is important.

Digital Pedagogy is not about using digital technologies for teaching, rather it is about approaching those tools from a critical pedagogical perspective.

Why Digital Pedagogy is Popular with Students?

Students’ thinking patterns have changed

There are 2 types: -

Digital Immigrant:

Individuals who grew up without digital technology and adopted it later

Digital Native:

Individuals who have grown up with new technology. Today’s new generation fall in this category.

Which are the New Pedagogies?

Pedagogical Styles…

Experiential Learning - Project-Based Learning: -

In this type of learning, students can explore real-world problems and challenges and get a practical knowledge.

Problem-Based Learning

In this, students learn about a subject through the experience of solving an open-ended problem. This includes knowledge acquisition, better group collaboration and communication.

Gamification: A Different Paradigm of Pedagogy

It has been observed many times that if a topic is taught with game simulation, then it becomes easier for the learner to understand and remember it.

Mobile learning Apps: -

Mobile learning Apps are becoming more popular among students because of customized learning.

Following Additional Activities should be conducted for the all-round development of the Students: -

ACDC Process (Assessment Centre & Development Centre): - It helps to measure knowledge, skills and ability of the candidate. Assessment and Development Centers use techniques like simulations, psychometric tests and exercises to evaluate the candidate.
Proficiency Tests: - Proficiency tests are conducted to check the candidate’s skill set and knowledge.
g. Key skills required for Data Analyst Job include: - a high level of mathematical ability, programming languages such as SQL, Oracle, Python. Problem solving skills and ability to analyse, model and interpret data is also important.

This all will help in creating Excellence in Education by having the following things: -

Future Ready Students
Empowered Faculty
Building New Research Opportunities
Creating the Right Infrastructure for Learning and Research

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