Myself , Dr. Nishamol Kanat, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, K.J. Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, (Autonomous) Vidyavihar, Mumbai-400077. I have been teaching in this institution for the last 15 years.
The recent evolutionary changes in educational technology and pedagogy and the teaching -learning process leading to revolutionary transformation of higher education prompted me to upgrade by knowing and using more of open education resources. The networked world has changed how we teach and how we learn. Now I realised that knowledge is no longer a commodity which is delivered solely from teacher to student, but something that emerges from the learners’ own exploration—either it is an online discussion with other students or friends or in a classroom discussion with a professor or a mix of both.
The new generation teacher’s objective is how to make learning more accessible, reduce costs, serve a more diverse set of learners, and improve outcomes.