National level Intercollegiate Faculty Development Program on Outcome-Based Education

image9

National level Intercollegiate Faculty Development Program on Outcome-Based Education

Sep-11-2021, Articles

All students deserve access to an education that prepares them to succeed even outside the classroom, to survive without forgetting what has been taught within the classrooms,

And St. Philomena’s College (Autonomous) Mysore is committed to serving this goal in association with ipsr solutions limited. 

The National level Intercollegiate Faculty Development Program on Outcome-Based Education was a successful event conducted as an online webinar for six days (30th August-4th September) and the main focus of this program was Higher education institution’s OUTCOME BASED EDUCATION as per the NEP Policy 2020.

About the Faculty Development Program:

 The FDP sessions were delivered through live webinars and also through hands-on activities like Learning Management Portal (LMS). Outcome-based education is defined as an approach to education in which decisions about the curriculum are made and at the end of the course students should be able to present – professional knowledge, skills, abilities, values, and attitudes- rather than on the educational process and also it generates a transparent expectation of excellent results.

The event was marked with the presence of almost 1000+ participants from 500+ colleges within 27 States (including UTs) and 6 other participating Countries (Nigeria, Afghanistan, Liberia, Nepal, UAE & USA)which made this event a grand one.

The Outcomes of this FDP were: 

Faculty would be able to ; 

  • Identify the relevance and scope of OBE.
  • Formulate PO’s, PSO’s, and CO’s appropriately using Bloom’s Taxonomy verbs.
  • Prepare an appropriate course design for OBE.
  • Compute the final grade points of CO’s, PSO’s and PO’s related to the Programme.
  • Apply tools to prepare various analytics reports on OBE as per the NAAC perspective.

Day 1 of FDP:

The first day of the National-level Intercollegiate Online Faculty Development Program began with the Inaugural Session on (30th August 2021) at 2:30 pm, and it was organized by the Academic Session of St. Philomena’s College Mysore, in the presence of Rev. Monsg. Leslie Moras (Episcopal Vicar – Diocese of Mysore ), and Dr. Mendus Jacob (Guest of Honour – CEO IPSR), Rev.Dr. Bernard Prakash Barnis (Rector/Manager), Rev.Fr.Maria Xavier (Vice-Rector), Rev. Fr. John Paul R (Campus Administrator), Dr. Alphonsus D’Souza (Principal), Mr. Vidhyadhar Sanjay Nair (Vice Principal), Prof.Othbert Pinto (PG Director), and Mr. Britto Dominic Rayan (Controller of Examinations). The program was followed by, Introductory Remarks by Dr. Mendus Jacob – M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., MIoD, M.D & C.E.O – IPSR & Valin Technologies, U.K. Director – MCA, Marian College, Kuttikkanam (Autonomous), Former Director of School of Applicable Mathematics, M.G. University and Academician and Entrepreneur with 30+ years of experience.

Untitled design 9

Untitled design 17

About the Learning Domains, an FDP Session had taken place and it was by Dr. Sunil Job K.A, Chief of Academic Solutions – IPSR, Former College Principal and an OBE Specialist, a Blogger and Resource person for National conferences, and An academician with 25+ years of experience. 

Day 2 to Day 5 of FDP:

From Day 2 to day 4 the sessions were about Outcome-Based Education – Introduction, and Formulation of Outcomes, Assessment Design and Mapping Outcomes, Course Plan, and Rubrics design based on OBE by Dr. Sunil Job.  Day 5’s session was taken by Dr. Mendus Jacob focusing on the Calculation of Attainment in OBE.

The Final Day:

The final day’s session was on OBE Analytics Reports and Tools by Mr. Sijo Thomas – Consultant Software Architect, Professional with 10+ years of experience in the Education and IT Industry in developing Academic Solution products implementing cutting-edge technologies like Machine Learning and AI. This was followed by another session ‘OBE- Road Ahead’ and Best practices by Dr. Mendus Jacob.

Untitled design 12

Untitled design 11

Untitled design 18

 

Hands-on Activity through LMS:

This event has witnessed some interesting question-answer sessions and also witnessed usage of Mentimeter Polls which simultaneously resulted in a good outcome. One interesting question raised by Dr. Mendus Jacob was; “Which are the strong pillars of Teacher? ” subsequently answered by the experts in the form of word Art. 

image8 e1631358193141

 

The Shift from Content-based Education to Outcome-based Education was aimed to prepare learners for life in society and for performing tasks. The intention of the outcome-based approach is to focus as much on the process of learning and the final outcome, as well as on the knowledge and skills. In this way, the process of achieving outcomes during the process of learning can be related directly to the way in which outcomes are achieved in the world of work.

 

Untitled design 13

Untitled design 19

 

Mentimeter poll on OBE:

Before the session started on the topic of OBE, people were not having much clarity about OBE. The below bar chart image represents a Mentimeter poll based on the topic “How proficient are you in OBE?”.The bar chart illustrates that the highest percentage of respondents was having only moderate knowledge about the topic and it was 49%, 44% of the respondents were new to OBE, 5% of the respondents were having good knowledge and 1% of this group was expert in OBE.

image13 e1631358166177

 

The below bar chart image describes that at the end of the session the level of knowledge about OBE changes dynamically.

image12 e1631358223107

 

More than half of the respondents, that means 66% of them have a piece of good knowledge on OBE, 21% of the respondents were on moderate knowledge, 8% of the respondents still new to OBE and last 6% of the respondents were experts in OBE.

Feedback of FDP:

Please find the graphical representation of the feedback received after the FDP

Overall how satisfied were you with this webinar?

image16

How informative did you find our webinar?

image10

How was the quality of the knowledge transfer in FDP?

image2

Which activity was more useful to you?

image4

What is your opinion about this blended model of FDP which incorporates both interactive live sessions and LMS based tasks and assignments?

image14

 

Outcome-based education is the future and the future is almost here!

 

 

This Report was created by IPSR AcademiX FDP Team.

Digital Marketer at ipsr solutions limited.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Articles

Reimagining Kerala’s Higher Education: The Transformative Power of the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme

In a significant stride towards enhancing the quality of higher education, Kerala is set to introduce a four-year undergraduate programme in its colleges. FYUGP offers students a variety of flexible pathways suitable for developing different levels of competencies in disciplines. As Kerala gets ready to launch this programme here are some key considerations for colleges […]

Demystifying Outcome Based Education: Insights from the workshop at Gauhati University.

Gauhati University recently made significant strides towards enhancing the quality of Higher Education across the North East region by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with IPSR Solutions Limited. This significant agreement designates Gauhati University as a mentor in Outcome Based Education (OBE) for Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) throughout the region. Through this MOU, IPSR […]

Education Through Outcome-Based Learning: A Transformative Journey | Government College for Women, Guntur

In a remarkable stride towards enhancing educational practices, Government College for Women Autonomous, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, commenced on an enlightening two-day workshop on Outcome-Based Education (OBE) Implementation and Question Bank Preparation. Held on February 6th and 7th, 2024, this initiative was a collaborative effort with ipsr solutions limited, the recent OBE (Outcome-Based Education) workshop held […]

Customer Success Spotlight: RVS College, Coimbatore

A journey begins. In 2019, just before the pandemic started, we were contacted by RVS College regarding OBE implementation. That’s how our relationship with our latest QnSmart i customer began. Our deep expertise, our research insights, and our dedication and focus on helping colleges and universities get geared for today’s education landscape convinced RVS College […]

UGC promotes inclusion of Indian Artists and Artisans in Indian HEIs as ‘Kalagurus’

UGC promotes inclusion of Indian Artists and Artisans in Indian HEIs as ‘Kalagurus’ The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently proposed a draft regulation that will appoint local artists and artisans in colleges and universities. This initiative aligns with the National Education Policy 2020‘s goal of bridging the gap between higher education and the arts. […]

Understanding India: NEP-aligned Short Term courses on Indian Heritage and Culture

Understanding India: NEP-aligned Short Term courses on Indian Heritage and Culture India is a land of rich heritage and culture, and the University Grants Commission (UGC) has proposed introducing courses that showcase this diversity to attract international students. The UGC has issued draft guidelines for higher educational institutions to offer short-term modular programs on various […]

Demonstrating Value: Enhancing Your NAAC Grade with Add-On Courses

Add-on courses are short-term training programs that are designed to supplement the core curriculum of a degree program. These courses are usually offered as certificate or diploma courses, and they provide students with additional skills and knowledge that are relevant to their field of study. Add-on Courses and the New Curriculum Framework The hallmark of […]

How RHA can benefit in flexibility and enrichment of the curriculum from NAAC and OBE perspective

Red Hat Academy (RHA) is a Free Academic partnership from Red Hat, the American multinational software company...

National Level FDP on OBE and Application of Generative AI in Teaching and Research | Gauhati University

Introduction Outcome Based Education (OBE) has emerged as a transformative approach in higher education, emphasizing the achievement of specific competencies and skills by students upon the completion of their courses. Unlike traditional education systems that focus on content delivery and rote learning, OBE ensures that students not only grasp theoretical concepts but also demonstrate their […]