Strategies to Achieve Students’ Centric Approach in Blended Learning

  • Dr. Arshi Naim
Keywords: Students’ Centric, Blended Learning, Deep Learning, Quality Matters, General Standards, E-Commerce

Abstract

Learning environment for students can be completely traditional like face to face or full online. Recently it is been witnessed that academies encourage more on hybrid style of learning environment in different disciplines yet achieving the learning outcomes of the respective module has always been a challenge. All education systems encourage the teaching pedagogy to be learner’s centric.

Many times, teachers perceive that it is not required to talk about student centric learning as teacher’s voice still plays an overly leading role in teaching. This methodology sometimes prevents deep learning process. In one way students’ centric approach can achieve deep learning and help in meeting all learning outcomes.

The objective of student-centric teaching is to give learners the prospect to develop their cognitive skills in a well-functioning learning environment, until they become sincere, self directed for their ambitions in order to act as their own educator and take control of their own learning. A premeditated effort is required to raise students to this level. Teachers, school principals, peer group and parents all have to contribute and take on new roles. For the teacher, this new role is to ensure all students play a part actively in the learning environment and to supervise the students’ cognitive development.

This research paper attempts to develop strategies in the blended learning environment to achieve learning outcomes of the course from the students’ perspective. For two semesters Quality Matters eight general standards are used in blended learning course E-Commerce to inculcate students’ centric approach. Results of the learners show the effectiveness of using students’ learning approach in their assessments, submitting activities, general understanding of the course and in class participation.

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Published
2018-04-30
How to Cite
Dr. Arshi Naim. (2018). Strategies to Achieve Students’ Centric Approach in Blended Learning. International Journal of Engineering and Management Research, 8(2), 214-219. Retrieved from https://www.ijemr.net/ojs/index.php/ojs/article/view/388
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