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Rationality of working days for online LIS course: A student centric solution

Library Herald

Year : 2023, Volume : 61, Issue : 3

First page : ( 30) Last page : ( 35)

Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469.

Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2023.00025.8


Rationality of working days for online LIS course: A student centric solution


Mallik Soumen

Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore-721102, E-mail: soumenmallik@gmail.com


Abstract

Human civilization is experiencing the distressing COVID -19 pandemic since the beginning of the year 2020. Lockdown is implemented to restrict human movement at their home so as to stop the spreading of the COVID 19 virus. Students are kept away from their academic institutions while academic activities never stopped. Modern information communication technology (ICT) have succeeded to explore alternative of classroom teaching in different online meeting platforms like Zoom, Jitsi Meet, Webex, Google Meet etc. Practical intensive subject like Library and Information Science (LIS) has also embraced the online meeting platform as a substitute of regular full time classroom teaching. While discussing their needs in the present online mode of teachinglearning, the LIS students urged to provide them longer duration of a semester which means that the semester to be comprising of more teaching days. This study attempts to determine the teaching days required for completion of a semester of LIS course through online mode of teaching-learning. Regarding the full time regular on-campus LIS course, the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India has prescribed 90 teaching days per semester for both Bachelor and Master Degree courses of LIS. The UGC recommended 90regular full time teaching days of LIS education is considered as the basis for calculating the required teaching days of the same course in online mode. The present study considers the following two broad categories of principal components of regular full time LIS teaching-learning process:


Keywords

LIS Course, LIS Education in India, LIS Education through online mode.

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