KU holds orientation programme

Srinagar: University of Kashmir organized a day-long orientation/interaction programme here.
In a statement, a spokesman said the programme was organized by Educational Multimedia Research Center (EMMRC) with content experts of B. Sc. (Hon’s) on Thursday.
The spokesman said that participants from varied fields participated in the programme. Subject experts and scholars from SKIMS, SKUAST, GMC, colleges and higher secondary schools, besides EMMRC faculty participated in the event.
“The programme aims to develop e-contents for undergraduate students in Biomedical Sciences. The e-content generated will be easily accessible tostudents through television and Internet irrespective of their geographical location,” the spokesman said.
The spokesman said that vice chancellor, Prof. Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi, in his keynote address, expressed confidence in the team of subject experts and the capability of EMMRC in developing quality contents.“They have a meticulous and professional approach in conceiving and executing e-content projects, bringing laurels to the institution.”
Consultant e-Content, Farooq A. Lone in his inaugural speech gave a brief outline of the Center and highlighted the importance of e-learning in today’s digital world. “The world is changing, so are we. We have to adapt to new techniques and technologies in order to disseminate education for a wider reach,” the statement quoted Lone as saying.
Director EMMRC, Dr. Shahid Rasool emphasized on the need of liberating education from the confines of a classroom terming it the need of the hour to change with the changing digital dynamics.