Key take aways from Day 1 of the conference : "Re-imagining Business Education with Cutting Edge Quality Strategy'
Education technology use is accelerating at a rapid pace and there cannot be any Business Education future with high technology infusion.
As a natural corollary, the past way of working is almost completely changed. And there is no likelihood of any educational institution or process returning to the older regime. In other words we will not return to the past, only change for the future.
Covid 19 may have disrupted normal lives of people and also resulted in more than quarter million people becoming fatal casualty but as far as education sector is concerned, it has also brought new opportunities for lifelong learning.
The traditional classrooms have been firmly replaced by blended learning mode.
The teaching learning aspect are to relevant and to point
Innovation and creativity is needed to keep the students alert, aware agile, adaptive, critical thinking, etc. and in continuous learning mode.
Blended learning, gamification or simulation based approach, hybrid learning models, and newer ways to instill soft skills are the future way of learning, teaching and assessment
"Edu-tech with Empathy to build Business School leadership"
The discussions were extremely sharp and focused on the way forward in the technology driven world which is not going to revert back to the old ways.
Automation and technology is augment learning not a substitute for teaching
You need creativity in teaching
The medium has been accepted by the learners and not teachers
Digital natives cant understand the digital immigrants from previous generation
Motivation remains the big issue in digital learning
Empathy can be taught and learnt
Technology will not lead to serendipity as it has no heart
Gamification of learning may an answer
A relook is needed about the way we learn going away from its rigidities.
Self-love often leads to better decisions of life
Day 3 :" Accreditation & Quality Improvement Commons" Cutting across all accreditation systems there are common aspects of quality which coincides with the expectations of the institutions in improving specific areas of their working. Academic processes including, teaching, coursework, pedagogy, assessment all adhere to certain expected standards which may be common across education communities. Accreditation agencies generally adhere to Malcolm Balridge standards that ensures Leadership; Strategy; Customers; Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management; Workforce; Operations; and Results at the institutional level.
13TH International Accreditation Conference sets new direction for SEAA Trust, New Delhi
The 13th International Accreditation Conference of SEAA Trust, New Delhi set new milestones in the 13 working of the agency. First thing our conference was conducted despite many industry events were being cancelled or truncated owing to prevailing pandemic and a sharp drop in attendees.
Second instead of the usual two days we actually ran this conference three days virtually.
Third there were more speakers at this conference numbering 30 when compared with any conference of the past
Fourth the conference had a record participation of 150 plus people registering to attend.
Fifth, the conference was offered with free registration first time.
Sixth we had full fledged panels on all the three days on different topics, once again a first.
The advent of artificial intelligence, BOTs, robots , virtual technologies with newly emerging assessment and examination tools are fundamentally changing the education landscape. Accreditation and global bench-marking of best practices for adaption is more a norm than an exception.
The Three day 13th annual International Accreditation Conference helped us to focus on the emerging trends by Accreditation Agency leadership, Academic experts and Industry leaders.
The rapid pace of adoption of education technologies (Edu-tech) became nearly frenzied with the global pandemic Covid 19 literally devastating global economies and shutting down academic campuses for prolonged periods forcing the campuses to take a deep re-look at the technologies they have been using in regular class room mode.The speakers touched upon the difficulties and challenges in gathering and preserving data, and the need for reaching out to the students for better learning assessment, development of measurable outcomes and such other.
INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION AGENCIES
SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF IAABS