AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) has sent a circular AICTE/NEAT/ 2021-22 to the heads of all its approved institutes and colleges with the objective of implementing hybrid learning uniformly in technical colleges across the country.
Tech Avant-Garde (TAG) has been appointed to handhold and mentor AICTE approved educational institutions to successfully transform from physical to hybrid learning centres.
Comments Dr. Buddha Chandrasekhar, chief coordinating officer, AICTE, “The reason for this circular was COVID-19 pandemic radically disrupted every aspect of life, including education. This disruption left educational institutions clamoring for systems and structures that ensure a continuation of learning for all students. In this context, initiative by AICTE recommending hybrid learning in technical colleges to make them robust and lockdown proof which is much essential.”
Implementation of hybrid learning should be uniform and must follow certain standards viz., Learning environment, Class community, Lesson design, Engagement and interactivity and Assessment and feedback.
TAG is an ISV of Microsoft and award winning Global Training Partner of Microsoft that specialises in hybrid learning. Till date, TAG has trained close to 40,000 educators and over 10,000 plus education leaders on hybrid learning. TAG has also initiated a programme called Knowledge Worker programme that encourages teachers to support each other to become hybrid educators.
Ali Sait, CEO, Tech Avant-Garde said, “The hybrid model combines the best of in-school and remote learning, with digital engagement. It’s more than a quick fix. It is a way to enhance and accelerate learning by providing student-centered approaches to meet diverse learners’ needs.”
In order to transition to a dynamic hybrid learning model, colleges and universities need to build whole-system resilience in their institutions.
Three strategies that aid in creating such resilience include:
Collaborative Capacity-Building: Institutions can leverage technology to support leaders and instructors in collaborating with one another as they transition to a hybrid model.
Standardise Digital Platforms: Colleges and universities should select technology tools that lead to a cohesive and engaging student learning experience and standardise the implementation of these tools in order to streamline communications and workflows. With a standardised digital platform, students are able to quickly become proficient with the tools and can focus on their learning rather than navigating the technology.
Utilise the Chosen Digital Platform for Change Management: College systems must implement their standardised digital platform to support change management across all stakeholders in their systems.
TAG boasts expertise in the following areas:
Auditing: TAG will ascertain the readiness of the existing traditional educational institutions to go digital.
Advice: TAG can define the road map for digital transformation of an Educational Institution.
Assist: TAG can help educational institutions to reimagine education by introducing empaneled vendors for the following activities viz., Classroom Design, IT Infrastructure Design, Hardware, Implement of Learning Community (CLC) Platform. Sourcing financial assistance. Training of Staff. Training of Parents. Implementation of Digital Pedagogy, Implementation of NEP 2020. Implementation of Academic Credit Banking, Learning Devices, Amplifying achievement of educational institutions regarding Digital Transformation on digital platform and overseeing end to end implementation.
Accreditation: TAG will help educational institutions to achieve ISO 21001 certification, Cyber Academe Accreditation, Carte Blanche Certification. Showcase school etc.,
TAG will audit and advise free of cost. For any clarifications, institutes can dial #91-8139999211 or write to [email protected]. Once education institutions decide to implement hybrid learning, they can fill in the form at https://forms.office.com/r/3kH0hP8rup.
Tech Avant-Garde (TAG) is India’s largest education solution provider, supporting all genres of institutes, ranging from K-12 schools to universities.
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