Design and Development of Blended Learning Course: A Pilot Study
Blended learning is a mix of classroom, self-directed, synchronous, and asynchronous approaches designed to optimise learning outcomes. Hence, it is a combination of online learning and traditional classroom learning intended to deliver educational contents in a personalised nature. It has changed the teacher-centered approach to student-centered approach and has restructured the learner’s role, thereby re-conceptualising and revitalising learning styles. This study provides a comprehensive picture of the short online course developed and delivered while pursuing a Post Graduate Diploma in E-learning Programme of IGNOU and tries to assess the course in terms of planning, development and delivery to support the theoretical postulations. Further, the study also tries to summarise the results of the course offered in the blended mode.