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The UGC panel recommends up to 40% of instructions be delivered online

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Learning in higher education is about to undergo a fundamental change if the University Grants Commission’s proposal on blended learning is implemented, which recommends up to 40% of teaching in any subject via the online mode.

The concept word has been prepared in accordance with the brand new National Education Policy 2020 (NEP-2020), which accepts a variety of modes of learning, including face-to-face, online learning, and distance or digital mode.

The UGC decided that HEIs should be allowed to teach up to 40% of each course online, with the remaining 60% taught offline. Exams for teaching in both modes can be given online, according to UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain.

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According to the draft, “the benefits of blended learning for students include increased learning skills, greater access to information, and improved academic performance.”

Also Read:- UGC directs Universities for Online Examinations

It stated in defining the role of lecturers in blended learning, “Blended learning shifts the teacher’s role from knowledge-provider to coach and mentor.” This shift does not imply that teachers are less important or play a passive role in their students’ education. Teachers, on the other hand, can have an even greater influence and effect on students’ learning through blended learning. “

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