Increase in number of students taking online training rather than offline
Jaquard is a training institute providing a highly specialised training package which consists of four separate training programmes of Nedgraphics software and the basic Jacquard and Dobby weave concepts. Vikram Juneja, Professor of Jacquard Training institute, speaks to Fibre2fashion about how educational institutes are coping with the Covid-19 pandemic by shifting their focus on online training.
How has the worldwide lock-down impacted the educational institutes and the students? What are the immediate concerns?
How are you realigning your course offerings in the era of Covid-19? How has the crisis reshaped education in more than one way?
Have you devised a roadmap on how your institute can go the e-learning way that will ensure continual learning for the students from home?
What impact do you think this engagement into online/distance learning by many/most institutions might have on faculty and student confidence in technology-enabled learning? Do you believe this will lead to more professors believing in the quality of online learning and wanting to incorporate the best into their teaching by forgetting the perceived quality gap?
If the outcomes of e-learning are not that great, what can institutions and individual instructors do to ensure a better rather than worse outcome?
Could the move to online learning be the catalyst to create a new, more effective method of educating students?
How was Jacquard Training institute formed? Does it have franchises/branches in any other part of India?
How many members/instructors does the institute have today?
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