Cooperative Learning and Educational Technologies (CLET)
The Virtual (Online)Course for Teachers of Higher Education(VCT)
The Virtual Course for Teachers (VCT) on Cooperative Learning and Educational Technology in Salesian Higher Education Institutions is offered as a certificate course in distance learning modality (online), for teachers from all fields. This course is a product of UNIVERSUS, the Distant Education Unit of Salesian Institutes of Higher Education in the world.
This course is being jointly conducted by Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur and Bosco Institute of Information Technology (BIIT), BICS InfoTech, Yelagiri Hills. The convocation ceremony was successfully conducted on 19th August, 2010. Rev.Fr.Stanislaus Swamikannu, the then Provincial of Chennai Salesian Province distributed the Certificates to the First batch of 14 Professors who completed the course successfully from four institutions. There were three Tutors Rev. Dr.c. Antony Raj sdb, Rev. Fr. Thaddeus sdb and Dr. S. Paul Raj tutoring the participants online.
The Second batch Program was started on 6th of October with 19 professors from 3 Institutions. There are 7 Professors from Don Bosco College,Dharmapuri 10 from Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur and 2 from SIGA, Chennai. The highlight of the program is, the Director of VCT and the Principal, Rev. Dr. Maria Susai sdb, himself is undergoing the Course. Dr. S. Paul Raj of Social Work Dept, Sacred Heart College coordinates the Course. There are three tutors : Rev. Dr.C. Antony Raj, sdb, Dr. S.Paul Raj, and Prof. L.Ravi.
At present, the course participants are at the final stage (Unit V). In a months time they have to submit their final project work and present it in a common viva voce.
The Institutions willing to send their teacher candidates for the course (III Batch) may contact either the Director or the Coordinator.