Directorate of Digital Learning

Blended learning is not just online learning – It’s much more!

Blended Learning at GITAM is about creating a transformative learning experience for students by harnessing technology and empowering students to own their future. Our mission is to ensure that every GITAM student, staff, and alumni have the necessary skills to thrive in today’s rapidly changing and competitive business environment. We aim to help the students with their overall skill development and bridge the gap between theory and practice.

The blended learning model in education is gaining momentum in the present day. We, at GITAM, bring in a style of education that blends offline and online learning methodologies. They complement each other by filling the gap between traditional education and digital learning.

Traditionally, Blended Learning has involved substituting some face-to-face teachings with synchronous or asynchronous online learning activities. While the Covid-19 pandemic has forced many higher educational institutions to shift from on-campus, face-to-face teaching to online, virtual classrooms, this is just the first step.

This adaptation paves the path for students to break through the conventional methods and improve their learning process. The blending of online and offline mediums involves a mindset shift from the lecture mode of classroom delivery towards student engagement. An invaluable benefit is that it liberates one’s ideas and broadens their perspectives.

Our Vision

  1. Create a compelling, personalized, and safe learning experience with a focus on choice and a "no student left behind" outcome.

    We are doing this by leveraging the whole portfolio of 7500+ Coursera courses for students for free. Many are using this to supplement their classroom learning, while others use it to explore new domains (photography, music, literature, positive psychology, etc.). Over the last 10 months, students have enrolled in over 100,000 courses and clocked more than 220,000 learning hours on the Coursera platform. We have also introduced a new LMS that will help students learn better through adaptive and personalized content

  2. Enable spaces for a transdisciplinary approach to learning, where physical limitations are a thing of the past.

    Online classes have given educators the freedom to think about learning experiences beyond geographical spaces' limitations. This will allow students to participate in classrooms across multiple disciplines (GIT, GIS, GSL, and GIMSR). For example, one of our Doctors from GIMSR took AI, deep-learning, and bio-hacking courses from Coursera during the Covid-19 lockdown to bring new conversations into his classroom.

  3. Build an industry and institutional partners ecosystem that helps bridge the gap between theory and practice.

    There is a huge gap between students' education and employability in India. To bridge this gap, we need to equip students with 21st-century skills that employers value. Thanks to technology, we can reach and engage with professionals from across India without budget and time constraints. For example, GITAM School of Law has been able to invite judges, vice-chancellors, and lawyers from the legal profession into the classroom. This is the beginning of our journey, and we look forward to doing more through projects and internships to bring real-world experiences into the classroom.

What is Blended Learning?

It is a type of formal education through the online delivery of content and teaching. The student controls the time, place, path, and pace of learning.

Why Blended Learning?

It improves the experience of personalized learning by engaging learners with a variety of content. Blended Learning provides effective training for any subject or course.

Why Implement Blended Learning?

This method allows the teacher to understand and cater to the different needs and learning ways of the student. It provides flexibility for learners to choose and master a course. Nowadays, most students prefer to take up online courses as these courses facilitate ease of learning coupled with the flexibility of time and place to learn.

What constitutes an effective learning experience?

An effective learning experience occurs through the useful provision of course content and curriculum. The course material should be relevant and make the learner industry-ready.

How does technology help in this regard?

Technology provides the learner with the flexibility to learn anytime, anywhere. It provides a personalized learning experience with innovative content through simulations, v-labs, and videos. It provides an in-depth insight into the learning process through metrics, analytics, and scalability of quality content.

Our Stories

GITAM provides Diverse Learning Opportunities for its students

What does it take to provide an alternate platform for students and faculty to access continued and relevant learning at the click of a button? Listen to the President of GITAM address the students about Coursera

Pandemic led to massive job cuts but also job creation in the digital space

Listen to Coursera MD for India and APAC, Raghav Gupta in interaction with Reema Gupta, Director, Digital Learning on the emerging skills and the future of corporate jobs after COVID-19