West Bengal: SFI begins survey on effectiveness of online courses | Kolkata News

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KOLKATA: With courses suspended in academic institutions across West Bengal because of this Covid- 19 pandemic because March-end, the Students Federation of India (SFI) has begun a questionnaire to elicit perspectives of overall pupils about the effectiveness of online courses.
SFI country committee chief Shubhajit Sarkar stated on Saturday the SFI, the student wing of the CPI(M) as a portion of this poll is likely to achieve 5,000 pupils both in rural and urban regions throughout the country at a month’s period.
He explained the SFI has reached out to 650 pupils for the online questionnaire in which the respondent was asked to respond to particular queries about his/her availability into the smartphone and net.
“The pupils are requested in English and Bengali if they’ve permanent and powerful internet connectivity, if they utilize broadband wifi or cellular wifi and if they’re familiar with the new system where net takes the overriding part in their academic tasks,” Sarkar saidI.
Another queries that should be ticked yes/no are when the pupils had to attend online courses in this lockdown, what had been their expertise, if they needed to purchase internet information packs and if with cash of parents, their pocket cash or cash by some well-wisher or close ones.
“We’re attempting to evaluate how the online course system has influenced the student community as a whole, as a high number of these reside in far flung rural areas and also hail from bad financial profile. When the survey, that started four-five days ago, is over our specialists will analyse the tendency and consequently we’ll assume the matter with police from educational institutions and authorities,” he explained.
Jadavpur University vice-chancellor Prof Suranjan Das had previously said the online courses couldn’t be availed with a huge section of students who reside in distant regions of the country and also have bad network connectivity. Besides many pupils do not possess the capability to completely shift to online learning style for fiscal reasons.
Bearing in mind this circumstance, the JU wasn’t considering asking all of the last semester students to sit for online examinations and contemplating if dwelling examination with response sheets and question paper despatched to house might be an alternative within this calendar year, yet another JU official had stated.
Chairman of Expert Committee to test Curriculum Syllabus and Text Publications Prof Aveek Majumder stated,”education minister Partha Chatterjee is currently considering the situation. Concerning the techniques to achieve out classrooms to each pupil in the best way possible in the particular scenario when attending courses physically isn’t possible as of now.

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