"With exciting heart and shaking hands, we finally ushered in the premiere of the professors. Let's actively participate in it, brush up the barrage. Professor, here we are!" From February 11th, students from Zhejiang Institute of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering will be in front of the computer on time every day, learning new semester courses with a unique experience of distance teaching.
After receiving the request of the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Education to "postpone the start of the school but non-stop teaching and learning", Zhejiang Institute of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering made full use of the "Internet + teaching" method to promote the in-depth integration of information technology and education, to carry out distance education teaching activities and students tutoring to ensure students' learning needs and learning quality, to minimize the impact of epidemic prevention and control on teaching in the new semester.
On February 2nd, our Institute issued a series of notices such as "Notice on the Work Related to the Delayed Start of Spring Semester of 2020" to formulate teaching plans and manage digital courses and provincial online courses. Our Institute organized more than 300 teachers to conduct online training, increase the promotion of teachers' behavior standards, actively help teachers to find teaching materials through mailing, electronic version, etc., and do emotional counseling, business guidance, and services for teachers and students, effectively guaranteeing distance teaching development.
Online teaching is an exploration of a new model for both professors and students. Professors need to delve into non-traditional teaching methods, while students need more definite self-discipline and self-control in this online environment. To ensure that "Missions are not reduced, goals are not lowered," our dedicated professors have done a lot of preparatory work. They have invested in various live streaming software tests to confirm all links over and over again to ensure the smooth progress of online teaching, hoping to bring students better online learning experience.
According to the principle of "No Suspension of Classes, No Extension of Study, and No Degradation of Study Quality," the Department of Mechanical Technology has carefully completed the preparation of course resource construction and got familiar with the use of the provincial platform and the superstar platform of the school. Taking the Teaching and Research Department as a unit, under the leadership of the directors of the Department, Zheng Xiaofeng, Lyu Yongfeng, Sun Jianan, Ye Jun, and Ye Hongchao, the Department of Mechanical Technology concentrate on the online resources of the curriculum.
Professors and students of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Technology had invested full enthusiasm, from QQ to WeChat, from Xuexitong to Ding Talk, all kinds of popular software are available.
Department of Information Technology coordinated the formulation of teaching work plans. All staff from the department joined together and built a perfect online teaching platform for students, took the initiative to get in touch with the class before the class started, established a live room, uploaded PPT, recorded video, provided homework exercises, and other various resources.
Professors from the Department of Economics and Trade Management believed that distance learning is the practice and test of existing new forms of educational research, and it is also a social practice for e-commerce students to learn how to work flexibly in the e-commerce industry. The interaction of the Internet enables the communication between teachers and students more convenient.
The Department of Design and Art shouted the slogan, "Online teaching, we are serious!" Professor Wang Penghui recorded hand-painted micro-classes and used Tencent Cloud Classroom to conduct online teaching. Professor Liu Dan in Xinjiang overcame the "jet lag" to carry out the teaching using the display screen.
All professors in the Department of Materials Technology used Tencent Classroom, Superstar, Ding Talk, and other tools to ensure online teaching is working successfully. Students adopted learning in the online form. Professors assigned and corrected the assignments online and used online teacher-student interactions to keep up with the learning dynamics and provide targeted guidance to ensure teaching effectiveness.
The Department of Transportation Technology opened a "classroom through time and space," promoted the in-depth integration of information technology and education, carried out distance education activities and student academic counseling to ensure students' learning needs and learning quality, and minimizing the impact of epidemic prevention and control on teaching in the new semester.
Professors from the Department of International Education used a variety of online platforms such as Superstar, Ding Talk, QQ Group Remote Video, Tencent Classroom, Enterprise WeChat, and Provincial Platforms. Through online courses, webcasts, resource on-demand, online homework, and Q & A interaction and other forms of education, it provided students with as much educational and teaching content as possible.
The Department of Public Basic Teaching started courses on music appreciation, calligraphy appreciation, and English, etc.
In the first lesson of ideology and politics, the Marxist College carried out the theme of "Promoting the Chinese Spirit and Resolutely Winning the Battle of Prevention and Control," guiding students online to scientifically understand the current severe situation of the new coronavirus epidemic and enhancing their confidence in winning the epidemic prevention and blockage war. This political ideology and politics course with political height, emotional temperature, and theoretical depth allowed students who are thousands of miles away to feel the charm of online classrooms and receive a profound education in patriotism.
On the first day of school, the statistics of the WeChat data platform showed that the cumulative number of students who are studying using Wechat in Zhejiang Institute of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering was 6,312, and the cumulative learning time was 13,852 minutes. A total of 531 classes have been completed in the school (2 class hours per class, 40 minutes per class). Except for juniors who have entered the graduation stage, a total of 193 classes have started distance teaching, with an average of 5-6 courses per class, and the student online time was about 4 hours. The session started because the plan was sufficient, the preliminary work was in place, and the overall situation was stable. The surveyed students said that the course teaching method is very fresh; the classroom process is very smooth; the learning space and time are extended; everyone’s learning enthusiasm and initiative are generally high. You can repeatedly listen to the content that you do not understand, and the professors’ explanations are also clear and smooth.
In the current epidemic situation, while the college requires professional education, it will also formulate teaching schedule management, teaching plan management, teaching platform management and usage teaching management of distance learning, teaching seminars, teaching management and monitoring work, and related work processes and responsibilities such as teaching workload calculation. Moreover, our Institute will adequately manage the off-campus internships and actively improve the level of teacher informatization. At the same time, it will further enhance the practical effects of ideological and political courses, further strengthen the guidance of students' positive energy, make full use of the outstanding deeds, advanced models, touching stories and other ideological and political education elements that emerged in this epidemic prevention and control, and promote the spirit of patriotism and inheritance, family feelings, unite the spiritual strength of unity and forge ahead.