Flip-classrooms and short skill-based courses will soon be introduced to the unprivileged section by Delhi University.
Education or Learning has no bar. Proving this, Campus of Open Learning, University of Delhi is inclining towards makeover the flip classrooms and short skill-based courses. The motive is to digitalise the open learning to reach more students. This time the university is also planning to target unprivileged section with tablets to enable them to take to the digital mode of education.
COL's major innovation will be SPOCs, or small, private online courses, that are in line with those at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. These so-named Open Badge and Open Medal courses are of short duration and teach crucial skills such as soft, social and professional ethics and competence required by the business and industry. The added professional courses will help the students to get jobs according to their potentials.
as said by Professor Chandra Shekhar Dubey, Director, COL, students earn badges once they achieve a certain milestone or develop a particular skill and can then post them on social media or an online portfolio.
Dubey suggested that the institute like Delhi University had to upgrade its education and in this regard, the flip-classroom concept of COL will bring some changes. The system will allow the students to get familiar with their syllabus at home. Classes will be provided through online and recorded lectures and e-material. In study centres, more time will be dedicated to discussions, case studies and project-oriented learning.
Kudos to Delhi University. We hope this will reach more and more economically deprived children and able to bring them under one roof to spread education.
Source: Lavish Jain, HTCampus Specialist
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