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We are organizing this 4-hour virtual conference to share our experiences, reflections, proven practices and research with each other (educators, school leaders, college principals, teaching enthusiasts) so that we can learn from each other about how to understand and overcome many complexities of online teaching.
Through this virtual conference, we also want to explore the possibilities and limitations of online teaching, and how should educators (and educational institutions) start preparing for this.

Friday, April 10, 2020

07:00 AM – 11:00 AM NPT

Zoom (link will be sent)

Conference Themes


Online Teaching - Challenges and Opportunities

Discussion about challenges and opportunities when conducting classes online.

Online Pedagogy: 'How's and 'What's of teaching online.

Discussion about online pedagogy and how it is different from its offline counterpart.

Technology: Tools and Integration in Teaching Online

Discussion about what and how technology can be used to facilitate learning online.


Pandemic Pedagogy: Teaching in the crisis situation.

Discussion about how to design our classes during this pandemic.

Plenary Speakers

Prof Bill Schiano

Prof Bill Schiano
Professor of Computer Information Systems at Bentley University

Bill Schiano is Professor of Computer Information Systems at Bentley University where he has developed and taught graduate courses in software project management, enterprise architecture, design for business, information systems management, and e-commerce, and undergraduate courses in risk management, web development, and e-commerce. He is a former Director of Bentley’s Master of Science in Information Technology program. Professor Schiano has also taught at Aalto University, Tias School for Business and Society, Norwegian Business School, Hult International Business School, and the Asian Institute of Management, and regularly facilitates faculty seminars on traditional classroom and online case teaching for Harvard Business Publishing. He teaches both managerial and technical courses exclusively using discussion and case method, and has done so in traditional classroom, purely online, and hybrid formats. Professor Schiano is an avid experimenter with technology that supports case teaching.

Professor Schiano’s research, consulting, and executive education teaching focus on the role and management of information systems in organizations. He has authored several Harvard Business School cases in information systems and finance. Professor Schiano has published numerous academic journal articles on topics including information systems security, architecture, and ethics, and was a co-author of Teaching with Cases: A Practical Guide and Cyberlaw: Text and Cases. He has an AB in Economics from Williams College and Doctorate in Information Systems from Harvard Business School.

Dr. Shyam Sharma is Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at the State University of New York in Stony Brook. His scholarship and teaching focus on writing in the disciplines, professional communication cross-cultural rhetoric, new media and online learning, international students and education, and issues about language and language policy. In addition to publishing his works in these areas in a variety of venues, he writes a column on higher education for The Republica, a national English daily published from Kathmandu. He is also actively involved in faculty training, research- and teaching- based collaborations, and institutional exchanges especially in the South Asian region where he has supported faculty colleagues through nearly a dozen different webinar-based workshop and discussion series. He is currently supporting Tribhuvan University and private colleges in their exploration of online learning/teaching using collaborative, social constructivist approaches.

Dr. Shyam Sharma

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Professor of Computer Information Systems at Bentley University


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