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.
Seventy-six participants from five schools, i.e., School of Management, School of Rural Management, School of Humanities, School of Languages and School of Law participated in the online webinar.
It was an interactive lecture covering:
Live demonstration of a learning management system portal covering the following: