The Colombo Plan Staff College organized a webinar on the use of the software “Mentimeter” aimed for a learner-centered learning on June 28, 2021. The 2-hour webinar was attended by 200 participants.

Mentimeter is an online tool that aims to teach and connect remotely with students. This is particularly relevant especially during the Covid-19 pandemic in which numerous face-to-face teaching techniques are now being migrated through online means. The other objective of the webinar is to share Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) and Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR) Models to enhance teaching and learning process. These online collaborative tools help to engage learners through innovative presentations.

After completion of this webinar, the participants must be able to create and setup their own Mentimeter presentation. Furthermore, understand the concept and importance of TPACK and SAMR models. The outcome will be aligned with different interpretations and expectations of digital innovation concept from the various stakeholders’ perspectives.

The speakers of the program are Dr. Abdul Ghani Rajput, CPSC Faculty Specialist and Dr. Muhammad Mujtaba Asad, Asst. Professor and Lead Researcher from the Sukkur IBA University in Pakistan. They discussed the topics entitled “Shaping up TVET: Use of Collaborative Tools for Learner Centered Learning” and “Importance of Collaborative Tools for Teaching and Learning Process”, respectively.

The webinar was facilitated by Engr. Sanyog Bhattarai, CPSC Faculty Specialist and supervised by Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane, Director General.

The speakers of the webinar (clockwise, starting from top left) Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane, Engr. Abdul Ghani Rajput, Engr. Sanyog Bhattarai and Dr. Md. Mujtaba Assad.