Transforming Instruction through Blended Classroom

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Janardhanan Gangathulasi
National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research - Chennai
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Education, Engineering, General, Humanities, Management
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40 Hours
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4 Hours
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The “Transformation Instruction through Blended Classroom” is an online SWAYAM course, designed to provide interactive MOOC learning experience to the faculty members and also to develop an understanding of blended instruction. What it is; how it benefits students learning and how it facilitate in enhancing the teaching experience in connecting CONTENT to CONTEXT. The course is structured with experiential sharing, input from the instructors, guests and interviewees from the stake holders. Through many examples and case studies, the participants will be exposed how to create blended instruction for their students and what to address when designing these experiences. In addition to this, participants will be exposed, how technology tools can foster collaboration while delivering engaging instructional content. They will also learn strategies for assessing students and managing a blended learning classroom.

More specifically, in this course participants will be exploring to find answers for the following questions:
  • How classroom instruction needs to be structured for the current generation learners?
  • What does research evidence tell us about integrating ICT tools in classroom instruction?
  • Identify and understand the range of blended implementation models?
  • Visualize how blended learning provides shift in instruction, roles, and technology integration.
  • Review the availability of technology for the blended classroom.
  • How can we ensure that this instructional design will help our students achieve their intended learning outcomes?
  • What pedagogic options do we have to make our teaching successful?
  • What assessment and feedback practices can help our students learn more effectively?
  • Explore various management techniques to create safe and ethical blended learning environments that includes social collaboration.
  • Examine the challenges associated with blended learning implementation and how you can address these challenges.

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Janardhanan Gangathulasi


Dr. G. Janardhanan, Associate Professor & Head i/c , Centre for Environmental Management . He has been working in the domain of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Sustainable development, Instructional technologies and Teaching – Learning Practices. He has coordinated more than 100 training programmes both Nationally and Internationally in the area of Sustainable Development, Green building concepts, Water Quality Analysis, Geoenvironmental Engineering, Blended and Flipped Classroom, Technology Enabled Teaching Learning, Student Evaluation and Instructional Design and Delivery. He has transformed through training more than 260 international participants and 2500 plus national participants. He has developed virtual laboratory for environmental engineering laboratory and handled several national and international projects in the area of engineering, technology and Engineering Education.

Dr. V. Shanmuganeethi, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He has been working in the domain of web technologies, Cloud computing, programming Paradigm, Instructional technologies and Teaching – Learning Practices and Principles. He has coordinated more than 150 training programmes on CSE discipline and Engineering Education.

Dr. K. S. A. Dinesh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering. He has been working in the domain of Structural Engineering, Geographical Information System, Sustainable development, Smart City, Instructional technologies and Teaching – Learning Practices and Principles. He has coordinated more than 100 training programmes on Sustainable Development, Green building and Engineering Education. He has developed various projects for Engineering Education includes e-content development and Virtual Laboratory.


Q: Who are the target audience for this MOOC?
A: Faculty members working in the educational institute and also aspiring teachers who wish to embark in the field of teaching and learning.

Q: what is the duration of the course?
A: The course duration is scheduled for eight weeks.

Q: Will I receive a certification after completing this course?
A: Yes, there will a certification for participation as well as completion of the course.

Q: What are the technical requirement for taking this course?
A: The participants could complete the course either through computer or mobile. There is a need for good Internet connectivity.

Q: Is there any direct contact class for this course?
A: There is no direct contact class and everything is online. If the participants wish to discuss and meet the coordinators, they are invited to NITTTR Chennai campus with prior appointment.

Q: Whether this certificate is used for promotions?
A: Yes, this certificate is useful for career advancement scheme and promotion.

Q: What is meant by lended learning?
A: Blended learning can mean different things to different people. , It is basically learner centric but purely instructor-designed and rolled out in supervised environments that use face-to-face and technology-mediated channels to enhance interactive, engaging learning experiences and to improve attainment of intended learning outcomes.

Q: Whether blended learning and online learning are one and the same?
A: No, they are not one and the same, blended learning typically involves a mix of on-line and face-to-face instructional strategies at optimum proportion. On-line learning typically does not involve any face-to-face instructional strategies.

Q: Can I do Blended instruction in the typical classroom?
A: Yes, in the typical classroom it could be implemented. It is basically mind set with minimum skill set. You don’t need a high-tech classroom to do blended learning.<br />

Q: Does Blended instruction really improve student learning?
A: Typical research output shows, it improves the student learning. In this course we are going to visualize through the well structured change project.

Q: How can I implement blended learning without a investing more time?
A: With little effort in restructuring traditional class, blended instruction could be implemented. With the implementation of discussion, online assessment and video materials it could be done.

Q: Does blended instruction require a lot of technology expertise?
A: No. The more expertise you have, the more possibilities you can imagine. But you can also get support to implement your ideas. The course is focused with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) tools.<br />

Q: Where can i get training in blended learning?
A: This course provide the basics for the immediate implementation of blended instruction in your routine classroom.

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