Thursday, June18, 2020

International Webinar on Discourse on Digital Divide and Online Education

Dear Sir/Madam, 
Greetings from Prabhat Kumar College, Contai!!
We cordially invite you to join the International Webinar on "Discourse on Digital Divide and Online Education" to be organized by the Department of Teachers' Training (B.Ed.) and Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Prabhat Kumar College, Contai, East Medinipur, West Bengal- 721404, India. 
Event Timing: June 21, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


About the Webinar:
As a result of global Pandemic, Educational Institutions barely by choice but by obligation are on the verge of embracing online education as a response to the disruption caused in education. However, a mere paradigm shift from offline to online mode would not be a rational and utilitarian alternative to address the commotion in education. In this connection, it is very  imperative to understand the discourse of ‘Digital Divide’. Despite the sharp rise in technology access and stupendous advantages of online education in the developing countries, one must recognize how the digital divide or the separation between those who have access to, and can effectively use technology, and those who do not is getting wider and how this growing gap between the information rich and information poor will engender more discrimination and inequality in education. Additionally, it is also necessary to explore and understand the readiness of the educational institutions from multiple perspectives to create spaces for online education by engaging in authentic dialogue about various significant variables that may wider digital divide and impede effective online education. 


1.    Dr. Suparna Chatterjee, New Mexico State University, New Mexico, U.S.
2.    Dr. Sumin Prakash, Department of Education, Rajiv Gandhi University (A Central University), Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.


Registration Link:
Meeting link will be shared in the Telegram Group. Kindly join the Telegram Group after registration by clicking on the link:  
E-certificate will be issued to all the participants who will actively participate in the Webinar.


Thanks and Regards
Department of Teachers' Training (B.Ed.)
Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
Prabhat Kumar College, Contai, East Medinipur, West Bengal- 72140.
**Contact us @ Dr. Ratan Sarkar, Contact No.
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