The present student community prefers screen reading to print reading and to cater to this preference, the college initiated a distinctive practice called Digital Resource Pool. This is a repository of e-books in each faculty members’ collection, their study notes, video or audio lectures, etc and made available on the college website for students to access and download at their own convenience. These e-resource collections, grouped and labelled systematically, can be used by our students and other students because their links are provided in the college website, student WhatsApp groups and display boards in the form of hyperlinks or QR codes
The objectives of this practice are:
It is a fact that the reading culture of the new generation is less than that of the generations before. Though many factors are accountable for this, the major reason seems to be their infatuation with electronic gadgets. They spend a considerable amount of time on such devices. Besides students have a tendency to resort to the online materials whenever they are expected to do any assignments or academic tasks.
The introduction of LMS and online platforms to the teaching-learning process by our teachers met with a warm welcome and enthusiastic response from the student community. In addition, most of the teachers have collection of digital resources related to their area of expertise and interests. Moreover, many students are not well versed in locating exact information from the right online sources. All these facts made the college think of opening a digital repository for the benefit primarily of students and the teachers as well.
To materialize this project the following steps are taken: