IQAC Director Presents Paper in Macao Quality Assurance Conference
Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Director Prof. Jude William Genilo presented a paper entitled: Bangladeshi Private University Students’ Satisfaction with Online Teaching and Learning in the 13th Higher Education International Conference on Education Innovation and Teaching Quality Assurance. The conference was organized by the Macao Polytechnic Institute and the Asia Pacific Quality Network. The paper was co-authored with Dr. Sarkar Barbaq Quarmal, Assistant Professor and Aminul Islam, Lecturer of Media Studies and Journalism Department. The abstract of the paper is as follows: After more than one and a half years of online schooling, Bangladesh’s Education Ministry has started the process of physical class re-opening. The University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC), meanwhile, has floated the idea of “hybrid learning” along with in-person teaching. In light of developments, the study aimed to look into private university student satisfaction regarding their online education experience. Data gathering was from August to September 2021; 453 private university students completed the survey. From the results, it is apparent that private universities relied more on synchronous classes. However, some have developed their learning management systems, initiated interactive digital tools, and communicated with students via messaging apps. Respondents gave an overall mean rating of 3.41 regarding their online education experience, which is within the satisfactory range. The parameters with the highest ratings were Technology and Accessibility (3.63); and Teaching and Learning (3.44). The parameters with the lowest ratings were Future Experience with Online Learning (3.23); and Student Learning Assessment (3.33).