Webinar on “Effective Time Management for Online Education” on 8th January 2021

The World University of Bangladesh (WUB) organized a live webinar session on “Effective Time Management for Online Education” on 8th January 2021 at 8 pm. The webinar was supported by the World School of Business. The purpose of the session was to provide ideas on how the students and teachers utilize their time effectively for online education during the COVID-19 pandemic period. In the webinar, the Chief Guest was Prof. Dr. Abdul Mannan Choudhury, Vice-Chancellor, World University of Bangladesh and the Speakers were Prof. Dr. Robin Kay, Dean, Faculty of Education, Ontario Tech University, Canada, and Dr. Md Mahfuzur Rahman, Senior Lecturer, Department of Finance and Banking, University of Malaya, Malaysia. This session was chaired by Dr. Selim Ahmed, Head, World School of Business, World University of Bangladesh, and moderated by Mr. Ujjal Yaman Chowdhury, Senior Lecturer, Department of Business Administration, World University of Bangladesh.

Prof. Dr. Robin Kay showed effective time management for the instructors for online education. The summary of the speech by Dr. Md Mahfuzur Rahman is as follows:

We can not store time, we can’t purchase time although it’s an asset. Time is passing. That’s why we need to be aware of time management. If we can follow some strategies, we can manage time. The strategies are:

1. Plan ahead, set goals: What exactly needs to be done, and in what order? Don’t stop dreaming, i.e. set your goals. Society sometimes defines our goals but we should not stop dreaming or setting goals.

2. Prepare a "To Do"  list for activities: Mark which one is urgent, rank them according to the urgency. Which one is important but not urgent. Which one is urgent but not important? Prepare your to-do list at night for the next day.

Example of urgent but not important: Request from friends is one example of urgent but not important. In that case tell them no, politely but firmly.

Example of important but not urgent: Activities that will provide a future benefit. We should emphasize this type of activity.

3. Track your activities: How much time we are spending on each of the required work or activities to meet the goals or dreams. And measure which activities are stealing our time, i.e., Facebooking, Playing Video Games, Youtubing, etc. Find out the leakage and avoid those unimportant works.

4. Stop procrastination: Don’t make delay in any important work. Don’t indulge in any unimportant but interesting [Facebooking, Playing Video Games, Youtubing, etc.]  work.

5. Act on your plan. Act on your dream.

The live streaming of the webinar session can be found on the official Facebook page of the World University of Bangladesh. Link: