Blended Learning Technology in Teacher Education
Keywords:Teacher Education, Blended Learning, Educational Challenges, Indian Context, cooperative environment, mixed approach
With the change of time newer methods of teaching and learning have also been evolved based on societal and global needs. The usefulness of mixed approach of blended learning is very much due to the convenience of the student, his understanding and comfortable qualities like flexible system in terms of time and place. It is very important for the teacher and the future teacher to be aware of the changes taking place in education through this important and innovative method. In addition to explaining the concept and importance of blended education in teacher training institutions, this paper looks at the need for this approach in higher education, especially in teacher education. The concept of blended learning is an alternative to the traditional teaching methodology which will be able to resolve various constraints of the existing system and will provide best techno savvy practice for both teachers and students. It helps in reducing the current challenges of education by creating a cooperative environment among the educational community. An important feature of mixed approach is that both online and offline mediums overcome each other's shortcomings.
The purpose of this study was to find out the need for Blended education in Indian context, its approach in teacher education programme and an alternative solutions to educational challenges. This is a systematic review paper. Papers were referred through different online journals like academia, research gate etc. and some papers were selected for in depth analysis as per need of the present study. Content analysis method used for this study.
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