The Commonly used instructional methods in Indian educational institutes are lecture, demonstrations, projects, laboratory, field experiences etc. These methods offer very limited opportunities for catering to individual student’s preferences, learning styles for achieving the intended the programme level outcomes for making a person employable.
A large number of other instructional methods, termed as “Advanced Instructional Method” in this course, enable learning in higher level cognitive domain and in affective domain through group based techniques, use of creativity techniques and offer opportunity of active learning through collaboration. The information and communication technology facilitates not only the use of group work and techniques for immediate learner’s responses of remotely located learners in web based modes but also offers customized learning and standardized learning resources to individual both synchronously and asynchronously. Recently virtual graphical learning environments have been introduced for learning of complex concepts through AR/VR technology. This course deals with advanced methods that offer opportunities as described above.
The selection of instructional method(s) depends on factors such as learning outcomes, target group characteristics, time available and administrative factors. ICT based methods are becoming more and more popular as the IT infrastructure in becoming stronger and cost effective and very critically restricting conditions in the recent pandemic situation. This course is intended to provide you an exposure to various advanced instructional methods through several video lectures, video demonstrations, text content, discussion forum, assignments, and self-assessment tools. Summative assessment will make you earn the credit and course completion certificate. The learning effort required by the teachers for this course is 20 hours, which will include studying the e-content and related videos, completing activities and assignments. The final Assessment and certification will be based attainment in on Internal Assessment (30%) and proctored examination ( 70%).