Kathmandu University School of Education (KUSOED), Department of Language Education organized a four-day online workshop on “Digital Technologies for ELT Professionals” from 26 to 29 April, 2020. The workshop was participated in by over 120 ELT professionals from Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The workshop aimed at giving exposure to the ELT colleagues from basic School to University level as well as freelance trainers and researchers on the digital technologies for teaching language in online as well as offline environments.
In the workshop, Dr. Laxman Gnawali, Head of the Department of Language Education, KUSOED, presented a session on Digital technologies in online environment. Dr. Shesha Kanta Pangeni, Asst. Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, KUSOED introduced Moodle platform. He led the participants with hands-on experience on how to use it and engaged them on Activities planning on Moodle platform. Dr. Suman Laudari from University of Technology Sydney, Australia shared his insights on Teacher presence and Learning facilitation whereas Sagun Shrestha, PhD Scholar at Dublin City University, Ireland involved the participants in using digital tools for Engaging learners in the online environment. Dr. Tikaram Poudel, Asst. Professor, Department of Language Education, KUSOED, shared his experiences on using Moodle for teaching at graduate level. The workshop concluded with a closing remark by
Prof. Mahesh Nath Parajuli, Dean KUSOED highlighting the need for teachers to develop online teaching skills to adapt to the techno-savvy learners of the 21st century. The workshop was coordinated by Dr. Gnawali.