Blended Learning

Sunday, 24 July 2022

Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru - A True Nationalist, Secular Humanist and Social Democrat


Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru - A True Nationalist, Secular Humanist and Social Democrat (ppt)

Greatest Life-Changing Lessons from Mahatma Gandhi

Greatest Life-Changing Lessons from Mahatma Gandhi (ppt)

Top Tips to Write an Excellent PhD Thesis

Top Tips to Write an Excellent PhD Thesis (ppt) 

Revising, Editing and Proofreading of Your Research Paper


Top Tips for Writing Your Research Paper


Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak - The First Leader of the Indian Independence Movement


Sunday, 18 July 2021

ICT Integrated Educational Neuro Science: NEP 2020

Key learning principles

  • From the point of view of neurobiology, learning involves changing the brain.
  • Moderate stress is beneficial for learning, while mild and extreme stress are detrimental to learning.
  • Adequate sleep, nutrition, and exercise encourage robust learning.
  • Active learning takes advantage of processes that stimulate multiple neural connections in the brain and promote memory.

Presentation (ppt)

Presentation (pdf)

Theories of Learning

Universal Design for Learning


Neuroeducation (Freedom and Safety)

Neuroscience and How Students Learn

Neuroscience for Educators

Educational Neuroscience: Progress and Prospects

Educational Neuroscience

Application of Educational Neuroscience

ICT Integrated Educational Neuroscience

NEP 2020

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Essential Skills and Moral Values for Career Development of Teachers: Global Perspective

                                                   Fig-Professional Development

Philosophical Thoughts of Buddha

Bhagavad Gita: Mental Health

National Professional Standards for Teachers

Essential Career Development

4 C's for 21st Century Learning

15 Professional Development Skills for Modern Teachers

Career Skills

Classroom Management Skills

MOOC Courses on Career Development/Professional Development

Career Skills for the 2020s: Navigating the Online World of Work

Professional Development for Early Career Teachers

Building Effective Professional Networks and Relationships

Professional Resilience: Building Skills to Thrive at Work

Supporting Early Career Teacher Development with the Early Career Framework UCL (University College of London)    (starts 4th July 2021)

Becoming a Better Teacher: Exploring Professional Development

Essential Skills for Your Career Development

Digital Skills: Digital Skills for Work and Life

Professional Development Courses (FutureLearn)

Professional Development for Teacher Courses

International Career Development: Pursuing A Career Abroad

Grow Your Workforce: How to Teach Adult Learners

Becoming Career Smart: How to Sell Yourself

Prepare a Career Success at University

Thrive at Work: Digital Skills to Enhance Your Career Prospects, Motivation, and Emotional Wellbeing

Skills to Succeed in the Digital Workplace

Preparing for Teaching

Learn about Current Digital Workplace Trends

Monday, 21 June 2021

Building Competencies for Online Teaching and Learning

Online Teaching Competencies

According to Cyrs (cite by Richards, Dooley, & Linder, 2004), areas of competence important for teaching at a distance include (p. 100):

1.    Course planning and organization

2.    Verbal and nonverbal presentation skills

3.    Collaborative teamwork

4.    Questioning strategies

5.    Subject matter expertise

6.    Involving students and coordinating their activities at field sites

7.    Knowledge of basic learning theory

8.    Knowledge of the distance learning field

9.    Design of study guides

10. Graphic design and visual thinking

These skills and competencies help build rapport between the teacher and student, vital to effective learning and motivation. Principles that were successful in the traditional classroom “must now be modified to facilitate effective online learning” (Richards et al., p. 100).

In order to provide high quality instruction in online learning, online course instructors should hold a certain set of beliefs about learning. The North American Council for Online Learning (Watson, 2007) reports, “many students in the 21st century don’t think of technology as something separate from daily life, and perhaps online learning should not be thought of as separate from the teaching and learning that goes on in schools every day” (p. 9).

To continue, the authors of the NACOL report assert, “as the nature of learning (and working) changes due to the explosion of available information via the Internet and new ways of managing and accessing information, the focus of education must continue to evolve from passing along information to students to helping students be better thinkers and learners” (p. 11).  Online learning has brought about the term “learning coach” suggesting teachers are to guide, support, and encourage the learner and help facilitate in the learning process. 
According to Watson, four core competencies online teachers should enhance through professional development are provided below (p. 13):

1. Teachers must develop heightened communication skills, particularly in written communication. In many programs, teachers and students are communicating primarily through email, discussion board postings, and other texts; therefore, teachers must “recognize the tone of their writing and pay attention to the nuances of words.”

2.    In asynchronous programs, time management skills are critical for teachers (and students) because they can be online at any time.

3.    In synchronous programs, teacher planning is an issue as lectures must have a multimedia component that requires much more planning for than is usual for traditional classrooms.

4. If teachers have students with disabilities, they must know how to adapt course content and instruction to meet these students’ needs. Reaching visually impaired, hearing impaired, or learning-disabled students online can be quite different than in a physical classroom.

Many teacher competencies apply to both face-to-face and online teaching.  However, for those teaching online, a professional development plan should incorporate needed online learning skills.

Source: Online Teaching

Presentation On Building Competencies for Online Teaching and Learning

1. ION Professional eLearning Programmes 

2. Applying Best Practice Online Learning, Teaching, and Support to Intensive Online      Environments: An Integrated Review

3. Preparing Teachers to Teach Online

4. Competency Gaps for Professional Development (Common for all)

5. COVID-19 and Online Teaching: Roles and Competencies of (Distance) Online Teachers

6. Integrating Technology with Bloom's Taxonomy (Arizona State Uni: Teach Online)

7. What Really is the Cone of Experience

8. Edgar Dale's Cone of Experience (Technology and Beyond)

9. Assessing Faculty Competencies to Teach Online: A Review

10. 21st Century Teacher Competencies

11. Technology for 21st Century Teachers

12. Role of ICT in Higher Education in 21st Century

13. UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers

14. Technology for Learners

15. Blended Learning

DIKSHA (Digital Infrastructure for School Education)