TCS iON, a strategic unit of TCS has launched a free online course with certificate for educators on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day, titled ‘TCS iON Career Edge – The Art of Question Paper Construction’, to celebrate and express gratitude for their inspiring work. The initiative has been taken to help the educator community design high-quality question papers and assessments that truly test students’ learning, especially given the new assessment format announced by the CBSE and ICSE, said a press release. The self-paced course will help teachers learn the art and science of drafting impactful questions and question papers in line with the Assessment Reforms of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
The course consists of 14 modules, which could be beneficial for both in-service and pre-service teachers as there are no prerequisites for taking this course. TCS iON has constructed this course with the help of a team of eminent experts with an international reputation in the education field. The course provides a sound foundation to school teachers who would like to master the art of constructing balanced question papers, says the company.
What the TCS iON Free Online Course for School Teachers Covers
The following topics will be covered as part of the course:
- Basics of educational evaluation.
- Setting educational targets.
- Assessing based on learning objectives.
- Classification and characteristics of learning objective-based questions.
- Long answer type questions.
- Short answer (SA) and very short answer (VSA) type questions.
Venguswamy Ramaswamy, global head, TCS iON, said: “The last 16 months have been the most tumultuous time for educators across the country. Circumstances necessitated that we unlearn, learn, and adapt to new ways of teaching, and evaluating students. At TCS iON, we have been continuously working towards enabling schools, teachers and educators with tools, techniques, and solutions to help simplify their day-to-day job. On the special occasion of World Teachers’ Day, we are elated to offer this free course to the teachers of India who are helping shape the future of our nation.”
The course, The Art of Question Paper Construction, was spearheaded by the late Prof HS Srivastava, a luminary in the field of educational evaluation and assessments, along with a large team of eminent experts. Those who wish to enroll for the free online course are advised to visit the official website for further information.