One Week FDP on ‘Spark your basic computing skills’
A one-week FDP on ‘Spark your basic computing skills’ was Organized by the Department of Computer Science and Applications under the aegis of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) from Septmber6-11, 2021. A total of 37 participants from the teaching and non-teaching staff of the college participated in this FDP. The FDP was designed to include interactive explanatory sessions followed by practical hands-on sessions. The key intention was to keep the FDP rooted in the principle of Learning by Doing. Ms. Harpreet Kaur, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Applications was the resource person.
September 6, 2021
|Basic Computer Skills|
September 7, 2021
September 8, 2021
|MS Excel Bootcamp (Part-I)|
September 9, 2021
|MS Excel Bootcamp (Part-II)|
September 10, 2021
|Google Forms: The Basics|
September 11, 2021
|Unlock the power of Google Forms
|Amarpreet Kaur||Inderjit Kaur||Punpreet Kaur|
|Dr. Balbir Kaur||Jyoti||Rachna Kanojia|
|Balwinder Kaur||Kirti Loomba||Rajveer Kaur|
|Dr. Kuldeep Kaur||Kritika Gupta||Rajwinder Kaur|
|Dr. Anupam Vatsyayan||Maninder Kaur||Sandeep Kaur|
|Dr. Madhu Dhawan||Manmeet Kaur||Sarabjeet Kaur|
|Dr. Neetu Prakash||Manpreet Kaur||Seema Devi|
|Gurarpan Kaur||Neha Dawar||Seema Dua|
|Harpreet Kaur||Nidhi||Shikha Bajaj|
|Harvinder Kaur||Parveen||Shikha Kalra|
As a preparatory step, a survey regarding participant awareness of the technological tools was conducted. The data of the survey formed the basis of the planning and conduction of the sessions.
The first day of the FDP started with the inaugural session. The principal of the college, Dr. Maneeta Kahlon, encouraged the participants to enthusiastically participate in the FDP. Ms. Daisy Wadhwa, Head of, Department of Computer Science and Applications shared the FDP plan. Ms. Harpreet Kaur explained the agenda of the day.
On Day 1, the session focused on the topics of working with documents, USB drives, WhatsApp web, as well as taking screenshots and creating zipped files. The lab session that followed provided participants with ample opportunities for hands-on practice.
On Day 2, a demonstration session on how to use the different features of Gmail was conducted.
The participants worked on the features explained by the resource person simultaneously on their devices and the session buzzed with doubts and clarifications. The interactions and queries were taken up and resolved during the session by the instructor.
On Day 3, a session was conducted to explain to the participants of the importance and use of spreadsheets. The session saw energetic participation from the participants posing interesting questions.
To mark International Literacy Day a one-hour session on email management was also conducted for Class IV employees of the college.
On Day 4, a session on Advanced features of the spreadsheet, including, formatting cells, applying formulas, setting up the spreadsheet for printing was conducted. The activities for the lab session were designed based on the spreadsheet utility in education scenarios.
Day 5 focussed on the use of Google Drive as cloud storage. A demonstration on the creation and sharing of Google Forms was provided. Participants were also informed about the ways of accessing and analyzing the data collected through the form.
Day 6 built upon the previous day’s session on Google Forms. The entire session focussed on creating a quiz out of a Google Form. This was followed by a review of assignment submissions and a clarification of queries.
During the grand finale- valedictory session, the principal of the college, Dr. Maneeta Kahlon congratulated the participants and the Department of Computer Science on the successful completion of the FDP. During her valedictory address, she emphasized that learning is a lifelong process and as educators, it is important to stay updated with the latest in the world of technology. She further highlighted that regular training programs are essential for the professional development of the teachers.
Feedback from participants highlighted the interactive and immersive learning strategy of the FDP. Some feedback and reviews shared by the participants are provided below: