With an increasing number of states, provinces and even whole countries closing institutions of learning as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, VISHNU Institutions are sharing their expertise and resources online to enable students to keep the doors of learning open. All the Departments of VISHNU are working hard in preparing opportunities for students to learn at home. This is occurring virtually, teachers and staff members are working collaboratively using online tools and mobile phones to help minimize the impact of the corona virus (COVID-19) outbreak on students.
We at Sri Vishnu Educational Society (SVES) had initiated a teaching learning center way back in 2016 as a forward thinking initiative to train faculty in the use of research guided pedagogies, technologies and best practices to efficiently navigate the ever changing world of accreditation. Vishnu Educational Development and Innovation Center (VEDIC) has been instrumental in training and facilitating faculty to use various Instructional Technology tools integrated into pedagogies or as hybridized courses for its 1600 odd faculty.
Many of the faculty at VISHNU are already adept at using Instructional technology at the course as well as the session level. VEDIC has facilitated training and follow up support to faculty in the use of Learning Management Systems (Google Classroom, Edmodo, Moodle), Conferencing Tools to conduct discussions and live lectures, (Google Hangouts / Team, Zoom), Productivity Tools and Classroom Apps to conduct formative and summative assessments (Forms, Mentimeter, Plickers, Kahoot, Scorative, Freemind, Quizlet, Vizia, Edpuzzle) among others. In addition, faculty use and encourage student use of open source tools such as Geogebra, Scilab, OpenSCAD, Elmer (Finite Element Analysis), ASCEND and Tigris among others to help students run lab simulations at home. With these efforts, the faculty and leadership of SVES have effectively mitigated the effects of nationwide lockdown on students' learning and ensured that, when they come back to classes, they have not missed out on any learning opportunities.
In these uncertain times of a lockdown I wish you and family keep safe and well! We at Sri Vishnu family take pride in your wellbeing and purpose as a learner and teacher.
The Principals, Department Heads and faculty have undertaken a lot of measures in ensuring a continuing learning environment is made available to our students. Each institution has devised their own online learning strategy using tools like Zoom, Google Hangout, Google Classroom, Skype, WhatsApp, YouTube, email, eLab, Nasscom Future Skills, and many other tools to enable you to become digitally connected. The content and assignments have been meticulously designed by our expert faculty with the intention that SVES students should not feel, unattended to, during this time of isolation and social distancing. Chairman of SVES has personally sent out many interesting links like the "Teaching Professor", to help both faculty and students engage online in a meaningful way.
Our alumni is a biggest source of strength and I urge the faculty who are personally connected with the alumni to reach out and bring their perspective on how students should be better prepared for their future. Your participation in various hackathon events, online competitions that are broadcasted through your departments from time to time, and presenting your ideas online for hardware projects in mechanical, Electronics, Robotics, and Civil on such forums like https://www.lafondation3ds.org , and such other unconventional engagements online, will certainly help you be differentiated and smart at the workplace. Certifications for your skills are important for companies to look at your profile differently. Using this time wisely and doing microcredits online with "Coursera for campus", where SVES has a formaltie-up, is important. The topuniversities offer courses in Python, Data Analytics, AI & ML, and Cyber Security and allow you to be certified. Companies will recognize these efforts at the time of hiring, and make SVES students stand taller!
Wish you and family to continue to be safe and happy! Together we will punch through this pandemic.
Sri Vishnu Educational Society
Uploading the videos, ppts, course material in Google classroom, Edmodo, Google studio
Sharing scanned copies of content and assignments through whatsapp for students with poor net accessibility
Follow up of sessions through quiz and assignments with due dates
Encouraging students to do online certification courses
Encouraging students to attend online webinars of NASSCOM Future Skills
Providing online counselling with the support of the Department of Psychology and Life skills
Conduira Portal aptitude tests
1 to 2 hours
3 to 4 hours
3 to 4 hours
Vishnuplacements aptitude tests
3 to 4 hours
Geeks For Geeks
Conduira Portal programming levels
YouTube Live class
7 to 9 hours
5 to 6 hours
Tips for Online Learning
Welcome to this initiative of Online learning. Crossing the boundaries of a classroom, it is flexible learning, it is anytime, anywhere learning offering a new range of opportunities.
Here are certain tips and strategies that make your online learning enriching:
The prerequisite for online learning is a healthy body with a healthy mind that makes you ready for learning.
Consider online course a 'real course'.
Learn how to deal with synchronous learning and asynchronous learning.
Synchronous learning: While attending live sessions be attentive. Have a place marked for your studies. Be actively involved in the process. Answer the questions, pose queries and participate in the discussion.
Asynchronous learning: Videos and materials are posted online followed by quiz and assignments. This process provides flexibility. Be organized. For recorded videos, pause to take notes and summarize.
Synchronous or asynchronous, have the discipline to be systematic and punctual while taking the lessons and submitting assignments.
Be autonomous. Assume responsibility for your learning. Identify a place and time best suited for your study. You can pace your learning regardless of the pressure to hit deadlines. Ask your faculty for time to learn, review or practice a difficult topic. "Shape your learning experience based on your need".
Practice time management. Allot time to space out your sessions while reading or going through a lesson and doing assignments.
Avoid distractions. Allot a certain period of time for your reading. Be focussed during that period of time.
Online learning is collaborative learning. Collaborate with your classmates and faculty. Have fixed time slots when you have peer discussion. Overcome the challenges with the help of the faculty and mentors.
Active learning is the best practice. Actively involve in the classroom discussions. Be in contact with your faculty, clarify your doubts, and get feedback for your assignments.
Finally practice. Passion will help you through.
Date & Time
"Cyber Security" Webinar
03 April 2020 (Friday) 03:30PM to 05:30PM
All the Registered students can participate
"Block Chain Technology" Webinar
07 April 2020 (Tuesday) 2:30PM to 4:30PM
All the Registered students can participate
National Level Hackathon with IBM on "CORONA Virus"
held before 14 April 2020
Non-FS students can participate
In each team, at least one FS student must form a team.
Summer Projects on AI, BDA & IoT
Only Allowed to those students completed FS "Foundation Courses on AI, BDA & IoT"
Team size 2/3
Non-FS students are not allowed
Assessment Test on AI, BDA & IoT
Free Test for first 2000 registered users and completed "Course Completion certificates"
Else Rs. 600/-
Online Certifications by Students
Programming with Python
320 (Course Completed and got certificate)
214 - persuing
TCS is offering 15 days course *Free of cost*
students can utilize the lockdown period productively to sharpen their skills