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The Scope and Future of Blended Learning in Management Education

Blended Learning in MBA

 

In recent times, education systems worldwide have seen a massive paradigm shift with the advancements in modern technology. Blended learning has become the new catchphrase in the global education space.

Hybrid or Blended learning is a form of education system in which students can learn subjects online by watching video lectures at home and studies can be done in class with teachers and students discussing and solving questions. By incorporating information technology into class projects, communication between lecturers and students can be improved and students can better evaluate their understanding of course material through the use of computer-based qualitative and quantitative assessment modules. Blended learning can enable students to become active learners through reasoning and concept application and also allow increased student interaction with peers and instructors. By keeping students engaged in class, it can decrease distraction, enhancing retention and application of acquired information. According to a research, a sizable number of students expressed satisfaction with blended learning and found it to be a relevant and effective learning approach.

Scope and Future of Blended Learning:

  1. Greater time flexibility, freedom, and convenience by working part of the time online from home.
  2. More interaction with the instructor and fellow students.
  3. Access to unlimited updated resources available through the web.
  4. Enhance skills in time management, critical thinking and problem-solving.
  5. Increased success as measured by fewer course withdrawals and higher grades.
  6. More participation in classroom discussions and ability to choose environment-Online or Face-to-Face, in which they feel more comfortable.
  7. More time to reflect and refer to relevant courses and other research materials.
  8. 24/7 access to online course materials.
  9. Receive more frequent feedback from their instructors.

Innovative, dynamic and efficient, blended learning certainly has a promising future in the realm of higher education. For it makes the learning experience collaborative and immersive, it has the power to not only revamp contemporary educational models, but also implement unique ones.

Student Entry by Akash Patra, Class of 2018

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