"Review Paper on Blended Learning, Learning Communities and Blended Learning Communities"

Authors

Archana Somashekar, Producer & Faculty,
Educational Multimedia Research Centre, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore.

Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Vice-Chancellor
Prof. Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) University Prayagraj UP.

Abstract

The traditional system of classroom interaction is such that students become passive recipients of the subject matter being taught by the teacher in the class. The teacher is the active giver of information, while the student receives it passively, like a beggar receiving alms. It has been found that this form of classroom interaction makes the student dull and largely unresponsive, resulting in his/her inability to absorb the subject matter being doled out by the teacher. This has created a need for trying to make the classroom more interactive by using alternative means of interaction between the teacher and the taught – means that change the dynamics of the classroom. This paper reviews various research papers dealing with some such techniques of classroom interaction, namely ‘blended learning’, ‘learning community’ and ‘blended learning community.