Friday, June 9, 2017

Why blend?

Blended learning is about efficiently and effectively using available technological innovations and methods into course creations and delivery to enhance
the teaching and learning experiences for students, parents and teachers by encouraging them to interact and engage in ways that would not normally be available or effective in their conventional environment. 

In several instances the attempts of “blending” achieves better student experiences and results, and better teaching and course curation. 

It can involve a balanced used of different delivery modes, teaching techniques and learning methods.
Technology innovations provide new avenues for teachers to deliver and/or design their courses.
This supports and enhances the teachers’ role, the students’ individual learning experiences, as well as the social ecosystem; three key elements in successful learning and teaching. 

Blended learning technologies can:
1) Broaden the domain and opportunities available for learning;
2) Enhance course management activities (e.g., communication, assessment submission, marking and feedback);
3) Effectively provisions information and resources to students;
4) Engage and motivate students through interactivity and collaboration.

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Therefore it is not just about using technology because it is available but blended learning is about exploring better ways of supporting students in reaching the learning objectives and giving them the best learning and demonstrating experiences, and furthermore supporting instructors in their part (numbering the organization and association of courses). 

Clearly, the mix of blended learning in courses will really change according to such components as: educate, year level, understudy traits and requirements, 
course or program learning objectives, and the educational's approach to manage teaching, and assurance and association in using development.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

To Parents

In this time of Digital India, where access to smart phone and internet has been drilled down to grass root level. A survey revealed that smart phones and interent is enaging almost 40% of free time of youngsters in India which is almost 3 hours a day. So it becomes imperative that students should be offered with such educational aids which will be accessible to them on their favorite device. This is what exactly ePrabodh does, it enables their educators with technology and resources to be able to make their teachings and learning available on all the internet enabled devices students so widely use and are habitual to.

This availablity of their day-today learnings on their smart phones will help students form habit of healthy usage of the internet. 

Major Benefits of using a Learning assistance system like ePrabodh are as follows:

Online Tests

Teachers who are making great use of ePrabodh, they say Online Tests are one of the most popular ways to assess knowledge. They are very simple to create. They  can choose from various types of question to ask, such as multiple choice, free-text, choose from a list and more. It’s a really easy way to test your students’ knowledge on a topic. 

Engage parents with ePrabodh's Learning Assistance 

Parental engagement is a hot topic at the moment, with parents wanting to know what their children are up to at school/coaching classes/institutes and how they’re progressing. With MIS integration into your ePrabodh's Learning Assistance, you can push all relevant information out to parents, teachers or students from within the ePrabodh's Learning Assistance.

Receive written assessments

It’s not just quantitative data you can assess on – our software is capable of receiving written assessments as well. Rather than worrying about broken printers or lost papers, you can have your students hand in their work digitally. You can then track this and mark it, with the results being written back into your MIS, if you have integration with that. A little bit of time spent setting up the assignments can save you a huge deal of paperwork down the line, a common theme with ePrabodh's Learning Assistance s in general!

The Homeworx Block

An extension of the assessments module, the Homeworx Block has been custom-designed to manage students’ homework assignments. It can really help with engaging parents too, as it lets them log in and see grades. Teachers can set homework ahead of time – get an entire term’s worth of work out of the way early, then mark them online.

Flip your classroom

The trick to any provide holistic solution for Digital Learning is both creating a reason for people to go there, then making it the most comfortable option. A great way to do this is to flip the classroom, a technique that’s becoming increasingly popular. Essentially rather than having students study in lessons they do the theory work at home, so when they come in the lessons become discussion and debate. It’s a highly effective method, and more closely resembles the university model that many students will have to adapt to. ePrabodh Learning Assistance is designed to make Flip Classroom more effective and befenicial for students.

Document storage

This is something ePrabodh is actually very good at. You can provide documents, links and all sorts of rich media, all restricted based on access permissions. It can be very handy for uploading notes and powerpoints, especially in the event that a student is unable to make a lesson due to adverse weather or other scenarios.

Live Classroom

Arguably the best feature of ePrabodh is its ability to offere seamless Live Classroom broadcast to the students and also to offer recording. For some reason, if student is not able to attend the class phyically he can login to live classroom and attend the class remotely or if even that is not possible student can review recorded classroom as and when he can. So with ePrabodh, missed lectures is thing of past.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Blended Learning: A perfect balance of Learning Online & Offline

While it is proven fact that there is no alternative to a good teacher in learning environment, lot of people are still try to approach the problems in education sector with to digitize entire learning process.

There are apprehensions among instructors to adapt digitization mainly because of these reasons:
1. Brings about an absence of enthusiasm for learning:
Since everything is presently open on the web, students poor studying habits and a lazy attitude towards education. Some of them may even think they can play smart since they can discover answers and lessons on the web. Who needs educators when you have web and Google, isn't that so?
This can similarly prompt to students overlooking the fundamentals of education. They would rather depend on PCs and the web, rather than their books and the contribution from their educators. The greater part of them will incorrectly spell words since they frequently utilize spell checkers. As opposed to understand numerical conditions the customary way, they would look for help from PCs or search for the appropriate responses specifically through web indexes. When the time has come to take the tests in the classroom and with no type of innovation, students are probably going to come up short.
2. Makes students defenseless against potential pitfalls
While PCs turn out to be a priceless instructive apparatus, it can likewise be a wellspring of issues. This is particularly valid for students who do not have the right stuff expected to expand a gadget's functionalities. Specialized issues and PC glitches can bring about loss of assignments and different materials, bringing about large amounts of stress that students would rather not understanding. Distinction in web speeds and a gadget's capacities can likewise prompt to specific troubles that will de-spur understudies. Add to this different things that they will find on the web, which are totally random to class and instruction, and they will be occupied forever.
3. Negative perspectives on innovation
Consumerism has shown us that innovations, from PCs to cell phones, are broadly seen as apparatuses to engage instead of teach. Course readings, then again, are viewed as instruments for learning. In this way, between a tablet and a course book, students are probably going to float towards realizing when perusing a book, while they are probably going to utilize a tablet to play diversions or invest energy in online networking.
4. Raise instructional difficulties
For educators and instructors to remain side by side with innovation, they may should be retrained. The individuals who have been showing every one of their lives utilizing conventional strategies may not be extremely vulnerable to the progressions being connected. They may even consider it to be a danger to their employer stability and avoid innovation inside and out. Truth be told, a lion's share of instructors trust that consistent utilization of computerized innovation is influencing an understudy's capacity to focus and his capacity to drive forward when a testing undertaking is tossed his direction. Albeit such conviction is subjective, researchers, specialists and instructors all concur that innovation has changed the way students learn.
5. Can lessen value of in-person instruction
In spite of the fact that exploration on web based learning did not build up an immediate connection to how individual association influences an understudy's execution, information assembled showed that the individuals who selected in online courses have higher odds of fizzling, dropping out of classes, and are more averse to profit by them. This may have something to do with the way that lessons conveyed on the web or through advanced assets do not have the eye to eye connection amongst educator and understudy that gives a more individual affair.

Solution to all such issues is Blended Learning
Blended Learning is a term used to depict the way eLearning is being consolidated with customary classroom strategies and free review.
A Blended learning approach guarantees that the learner is locked in and driving his/her individual learning background. Also, since distinction students have one of a kind learning styles, a Blended approach will probably take into account those necessities. We've rattled off a couple of advantages and disadvantages for you.
Community oriented learning encounters. Joint effort between the students and teacher can increment generously by means of a web based preparing stage. With numerous cooperative devices (online examinations, web journals, texts, and so on.) the students can associate with each other in or out of the classroom.
Expanded availability. Enhances access and also understudy states of mind towards learning. The students are given the instruments to get to the course materials at whatever time, anyplace.
Better correspondence. Correspondence is enhanced amongst speakers and low maintenance/full-time understudies. A web based preparing stage can give numerous specialized instruments, for example, news declarations, email, texting, online dialogs, internet reviewing apparatus, dropboxes, and that's just the beginning.
Fruitful assessments. Better understudy assessments through the utilization of web based testing and evaluations with announcing highlights. Regularly, the students can assess themselves better too with quick reviewing or criticism.