BLENDED LEARNING

The rise of Technology has impacted our methods and styles of living, working and learning. From school education to higher education and skill development, it has influenced all aspects of learning and growth. In some way, education delivery seems more holistic, transparent, and measurable when enabled through technology than Brick & Mortar model only. Students are creating own space of creativity and learning styles for developing their career. Education technology has kicked off a welcome process of customizing the learning per student’s inclination.

Different aspects of Education Technology revolution was spearheaded by the likes of Dr Sugata Mitra, Dr. John Sperling, John Doerr, Matt Pittinsky, Michael Chasen and many others who helped in building built an Uber-Learning Architecture. Ubiquity of learning, Multi-channel feedback tools and platforms, and convergence of different environments secularized learning as never before at a fraction of cost.

INSPIRING TEACHERS
and MY LEARNING

How do students learn most with teacher? What makes a highly effective teacher? What is best connection between teacher and students? The most important quality a teacher should have? And who is MY ideal teacher?

eDelta has worked with many teachers and field experts for school education and kids learning. We are always careful in inviting the best teachers for OUR STUDENTS. Trust, rapport & connection is important for transfer of knowledge. The best teachers are those who make education a rewarding, enriching, and hopefully an inspiring experience. We strive to deliver our students the same experience.

TECHNOLOGY ENABLED VIDEO LEARNING

As visuals make the grasping easier and memorizing better, Video has become an important part of education. It is integrated as part of traditional courses, serves as a cornerstone of many blended courses, and is often the main information delivery mechanism in MOOCs.

Based on expert’s opinions e.g. CJ Brames, eDelta has worked on the following principles of the Video material preparation:

  • Keep videos brief and targeted on learning goals.
  • Use audio and visual elements to convey appropriate parts of an explanation; make them complementary rather than redundant.
  • Use signaling to highlight important ideas or concepts.
  • Use a conversational, enthusiastic style to enhance engagement.
  • Embed videos in a context of active learning by using guiding questions, interactive elements, or associated homework assignments.

The benefits of the video based learning are enormous and can only be listed with limited features and real benefits to students. The study by Next Thoughts Studio (https://www.nextthoughtstudios.com/video-production-blog/2017/1/31/why-videos-are-important-in-education) finds the revealing information presented as BENEFITS to students and teachers together.

Benefits to students

  • Videos create a more engaging sensory experience than using print materials alone. Learners actually get to see and hear the concept being taught and can process it in the same way they process their everyday interactions.
  • They provide a go-to resource that can be watched from anywhere with an internet connection, and are accessible on a multitude of devices including laptops, tablets and smartphones. This allows for viewing at the student’s convenience and from wherever they are.
  • Videos increase knowledge retention, since they can be stopped and replayed as many times as needed. They can also be reviewed long after the initial lesson was taught.
  • They greatly assist in the learning of all subjects, but particularly those topics that are complex and/or highly visual (such as step-by-step procedures or science and math formulas).
  • They increase proficiency in digital literacy and communication, which are important 21st century skills.

Benefits to teachers

  • Videos increase student engagement, which in turn helps boost achievement. If students are interested in the material, they will better process and remember it.
  • They offer the flexibility to pause or skip throughout the video to have class discussions or review particular areas.
  • They enable teachers to create a flipped classroom, or “blended” learning environment. However, videos are also beneficial to teachers who teach in traditional classroom settings.
  • Digital videos facilitate remote learning opportunities where teachers can reach students from all over the world.
  • Many videos now contain analytic features that enable teachers to track student engagement and attendance while viewing.
  • They provide opportunities for student feedback and assistance through video. This is helpful for students who are unable to attend classes, or who need tutoring or review sessions.
  • Videos seek to change the roles of teachers from lecturers to facilitators. It’s important to note that videos are meant to enhance course materials and lectures — not replace them.

SELF ORGANISED
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Q. What is Self-Organised Learning Environment (SOLE)?
A. We encourage students to form a group of 4 or 5 from their own school. eDelta helps students to form that from the data we have. This is process of learning by organisation of the students as Team under a supervision. We call it SOLE (Self-Organised Learning Environment) which works as eDelta student club (ESC).

Q. What are learning environment facilities in addition to the e-learning modules that I have along with questions?
A. Along with the SOLE, eDelta helps all students through online support, teacher support for clarification with appointment for better time management. Students are also helped on the preparation for competitive exams to remove the fear of the exams, all kind of exams for all levels as already mentioned in the module.

Q. How does a class happen and how can I remember and apply a concept?
A. A typical eDelta class is blended classroom, which means it is self-study and online learning with high interaction with other students. Depending upon which eDelta product Students opted for, they can self-study with teacher’s guidance where a query arises or it can be teacher-anchored learning. In a few cases, students did a Storytelling to validate the concepts Students have used eDelta Students Club (ESC) group working to create their own books.