With the challenges of globalization and rapid technological change, the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) in collaboration with the National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR) - Chennai, teamed up to conduct an In-Country Program (ICP) on “Web-based Teaching and Learning System” held from December 17-22, 2012 in Chennai, India.

The program was supervised by CPSC Director General Dr. Mohammad Naim Yaakub and Prof. Dr. S. Mohan, Director of NITTTR – Chennai. CPSC Faculty Specialist, Engr. Md. Jahangir Alam coordinated the program, complemented by the Local Coordinator, Dr. G. Kulanthaivel, Associate Professor of Electronics Engineering of NITTTR – Chennai.

The inauguration held on December 18, 2012 was graced by Dr. Anil Kumar Nassa, Deputy Education Adviser of Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, to deliver an inspirational message.

Dr. Anil Kumar Nassa (left) together with Prof. Dr. S. Mohan (center) exchange tokens with
Engr. Jahangir Alam during the Inaugural Ceremony

A total of 28 participants from different academic staff members and managers of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions and representatives of other public and private sector organizations attended the six-day program. An International Seminar participated by at least 10 countries themed “ICT for Education and Training” is being held today December 21, 2012 in conjunction with this program.

Engr. Jahangir Alamand participants during a session

Roster of Speakers include Engr. Md. Jahangir Alam, Dr. G. Kulanthaivel, and Mr. Felix Sibal, Multimedia Developer and CPSC ICT Officer.

The ICP provided an opportunity for the participants to know the different innovative web-enabled ICT practices, E-learning authoring tools, software and technologies and E-Teaching and Learning systems. It also aimed to provide resources, ideas, strategies to help those involved in the training and development to meet the learning needs of the various institutions using teaching and training techniques, facilitation, and development activities in TVET system.