Students of SPPU To Develop App For Online Lectures

Mumbai: Amid COVID crisis nationwide universities educational institutes are switching the lecture facility on an online platform. Students of SPPU (Savitribai Phule Pune University) will also be able to participate in online lectures via same platform. SPPU is developing an Artificial Intelligence-based Online Management System to analyze student participation in online lectures.

Vice-Chancellor Nitin Karmalkar said at present the app is under development stage and once it is ready, it will benefit around 800 affiliated colleges. The university has announced that except first-year students, rest others will have lectures online. There are various possibilities for lectures are being concerned, such as a hybrid education model, where few students will attend onsite lectures and rest will attend it online. Presently university is using Google Meet, Zoom or other apps for conducting online lectures.

How the e-content should be?  What all other requirements are there to develop the e-content? These suggestions have been sought from middle range colleges. Karmalkar said,” Presently the platforms which we are using for lectures, are having connectivity and security issues, we want to develop a homegrown indigenous system to tackle this problem. Departments like IT and Education and Media Centre will help the university to develop this app.

Due to the ban on social gatherings, seminars and conference’s scope is minimal. Therefore, the funds granted for the university’s seminar will be utilized to develop this app.

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