KSOM conducted Online FDP(Day-I) on Blended Learning

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KSOM conducted Online FDP(Day-I) on Blended Learning

Blended Learning is a new approach wherein learners learn via electronic and online media as well as traditional face-to-face pedagogy. Educators across the globe now agree that this ‘hybrid education’ that uses online technology is not just a supplement, but it helps transform and improve the learning process. Blended learning helps to deliver a holistic academic experience for learners. Learning happens best when learners “do” rather than “listen”. The blended learning approach ensures that the learner is completely engaged and is driving his or her individual learning experience. Blended learning therefore takes the best from Face-to-Face interactions and online written discussion boards and other graded activities to achieve the desired outcomes. The discussion boards are an integral part of blended learning as the learners not only discuss a case study or a problem with their peers but in the process enhance their soft skills and writing styles.

The resource person was Dr. Samiksha Ojha, Director, Amalgam Scholastic. She has done her Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Finance) from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad and Ph.D in finance from Delhi University. She has over 30 years of experience in management teaching-learning. She has also been a Dean with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. High level Expertise in blended learning. Skilled in Career Development, Executive Education, Analytical Skills, Lecturing, Student counselling , Academic Pedagogy and Team Building. Strong education professional with a Glocoll 2012-2013 focused in Globol Colloquium on Participant-centered Learning from Harvard Business School.

Participants

Seventy-six participants from five schools, i.e., School of ManagementSchool of Rural Management, School of Humanities, School of Languages and School of Law participated in the online webinar.

Learning outcomes were as follows:

  1. Enhance metacognition
  2. Improve retention
  3. Promote inclusivity
  4. Foster soft skills

Methodology

It was an interactive lecture covering:

  1. Introduction and overview
  2. Thee need of blended learning
  3. The significance of blended learning
  4. The approaches to blended learning
  5. Benefits for students, teachers and educational institutions
  6. Impact of blended learning on domain skills, technical skills, data skills, life skills and industry readiness.

Live demonstration of a learning management system portal covering the following:

  1. Blended learning plan
  2. Online library
  3. Case study repository
  4. Learning calendar
  5. Student guides
  6. Assessments
  7. Facilitator guides
  8. Grading and feedback
  9. Student to faculty feedback
  10.   Discussion boards

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