Technology Changing the Business Education Pedagogy

In past few years, we have seen students taking detour in education and planning to pursue management studies. An exponential growth in online offerings is amongst major factors that lead to higher management education. Post-graduation has now extended beyond the closed walls of a lecture theatre. Professors from various universities are collaborating collectively to deliver the best of knowledge to students while technology is helping to maintain a healthier student-teacher relationship.

Let us have a look at some of the important trends of technology in higher education which top business schools follow.

1. Flipping the Classroom:

That was “past” when we had students piling up in huge lecture halls, patiently listening to professor and taking notes to ensure nothing to be missed. Technology is leveraging higher education to make content available everywhere and every time. Classroom sessions can be utilized with exercises such as group discussions, quizzes and other developmental sessions. Tools such as learner analytics help faculty with learner analytics which provide data on what students are learning and how. In short, classroom sessions now target innovative learning and hence digital age is shaping classroom time and space in effectively.

2. The “Hybrid Programme”

“Massive Open online Course” a.k.a MOOC’s are greatly adapted by many Indian B-schools. In hybrid course a part of the programme is taught online and other half contains classroom sessions. This course enables faculty to teach using traditional methods as well as keep the content online where students can use it as per their schedule. Working students get lot of benefit from these facilities where they get access to lectures and study material at their own expense.

3. New Instructional Model.

The hybrid method of teaching will help teachers redesign methods of pedagogy. Peer-to-peer and peer-to-faculty interactions are enhanced incorporating in-depth experience and real time discussions with industry experts.

This positive change can be seen in some of the leading B-schools of India like SP Jain School of Global Management are following modern methods of to bring quality education in the pedagogy. The tri –city model followed by SP Jain enables its management students of three different campuses (Dubai, Sydney and Singapore) to collaborate regardless of the student’s specialization. This business school operating in global environment also uses blended learning model which helps students relate theoretical aspects of business to practical challenges with the help of real-world case studies, simulations and group work.

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