A conference, “Excellence in Higher Education” was hosted by the Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi, on 1-3 April 2011. WizIQ, was one of the official sponsors of the event and was chosen as the Virtual Classroom Partner to stream the conference live to attendees worldwide.
The Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi, regularly researches on issues of excellence in teaching, and has made significant contributions to the academic world. Any answers, questions and thoughts on the issue of furthering the cause of 'Excellence in Higher Education' are highly encouraged by the department.
The objective of this conference was to showcase the technological advancements happening in the field of education, which challenge three major issues that higher education face, namely reach, equity and excellence. Besides, this conference helped the audience understand the research, controlled experiments, experiences and best practices existing nationally and globally.
The conference turned out to be a grand success with over 140 members attending through the Virtual Classroom from various countries, and around a 1000 participants that included eminent educators, politicians, professors, practitioners, researchers, theorists, enterprenuers, etc. The conference had representation from all the states of India including the eastern states like, Sikkim and Meghalaya. The participants include 300 delegates from 192 colleges/universities including IIMs, and IITs.
Topics covered in the conference were not just restricted to the urban scenario, but also touched the concerns of rural institutes. The topics on Leadership, Curricula & Assessment and Andragogy, ‘Developing Industry Academic partnership’, ‘Inclusive Education’, ‘Transformational Teacher’ and ‘Innovation in Andragogy’ were well received.
WizIQ also launched an online course on the IIT conference, to make it accessible to anyone who wanted to access virtually and synchronously. This course provided a good opportunity for educators world-wide to discuss, share, and have their questions answered in the conference.
Here are some pictures from the conference: