BLENDED LEARNING APPROACH TO BUSINESS EDUCATION

Abstract
Technology is constantly creating opportunities for management teachers to design, facilitate and build a collaborative “community of inquiry” and for students to interact and collaborate with their peers, faculty and content. The future of business education will depend on its agility to engage in and deliver technology-enabled learning. In order to provide future-proof business education, hybrid offerings – blending online learning with face-to-face learning are needed. Blended learning - the thoughtful integration of the face-to-face and online teaching-learning activities provides flexible and collaborative learning opportunities to students for enhanced learning experience and improved outcome. Learning Management Systems (LMS), such as Moodle helps academic institutions design innovative teaching-learning approaches and enhance students’ learning engagement. Moodle facilitated the ICFAI Business School (IBS) faculty members to blend their face-to-face teaching with online learning activities and engage students in participatory learning. This paper describes the blended teaching-learning approach adopted in IBS, highlighting the Moodle modules used. It also discusses the challenges faced and the eLearning policy initiatives required for effective implementation of Blended Learning.

Authors
Koneru Indira
IBS, India

Keywords
Blended Learning, Business Education, B-schools, eLearning, Moodle
Published By :
ICTACT
Published In :
ICTACT Journal on Management Studies
( Volume: 1 , Issue: 4 )
Date of Publication :
November 2015

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