Learning occurs across spatial and temporal avenues. It cannot be segregated and confined into a classroom. As a student traverses the meandering and diverse paths of her life, she encounters various sites of learning, be it the playground, the activities in nature around her, her family life, school, and many more. Each student has a unique learning style, where some prefer to learn through textbooks while others may find visual content to be more effective. Modern education must begin to cater to these varied dispositions. Inside the classroom, blended learning has become a tool to expand and transcend the four walls of the classrooms. It is an innovative concept that embraces the advantages of both traditional teaching and ICT supported learning, with access to a multitude of exciting resources and world-class material. It expands lends potential for collaborative, constructive and technology assisted learning.
The K-Yan-based blending of classrooms is now a part of the culture of 45 Government Schools of Shivamogga initiated by the Shivamogga Smart City, where teachers integrate digital content, tech-based assessments, and worksheets into their lesson plans. The digital content not only has the benefit of providing students with lessons according to their level but also produces real-time data on students’ performance on a regular basis.
In this kind of ecosystem, students receive instruction that is tailored to their needs which extends support to struggling learners, to allow them to gain confidence and master their skills. Schoolnet has been instrumental in providing not only the Blended learning is a dynamic approach towards teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges, simultaneously developing 21st century skills while working in small collaborative groups. Similarly, the Science & Mathematics teachers also used a blended methodology of teaching by giving Chromebook-based projects to students to use the assistance of technology to solve complex problems.
The focus is on student-centric enquiry and group learning with the teacher acting as a facilitator. Education has been made engaging for over 6,000 students with the assistance of technology in the classroom through 92 K-Yans and 436 Chromebooks.