Blended Learning: An Effective Tool to Teach Presentation Skills
Sonu Joseph1, Akkara Sherine2
1Sonu Joseph*, Department of Languages, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai, India.
2Sherine Joy, Department of Languages, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on September 24, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 962-969 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A9448109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A9448.109119
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Abstract: Higher education in the past decade in India has been trying to evolve into a world of actual real time learning wherein institutions have been encouraged to delve into practicing new teaching paradigms and methodologies. This transformation comes in the wake of the end consumer of technical institutions: the industry, wanting a more creative, innovative, thinking, strongly communicative workforce. Therefore, looking for a more individualistic, change-oriented and opinionated individual. The age old method of lecture or face to face interaction does not become irrelevant but needs to be in semblance with the present environment of learning and teaching. In today’s world technology has a definitive part in the lives of students be it in the classroom or outside therefore the teaching plans need to have technology and learners need to be adept in them for technology based skill is a valid and mandatory industry skill (Pearson & Thomas, 2002). In coming years as learners and the faculty are going to use and create a semblance of technology it is bound to grow more in the classroom as learning tools. (Dahlstrom, Walker, & Dziuban, 2013). The paper is a study on engineering students following the strict timeline of the academic calendar, to deduce if it is an achievable target to develop student interest and level up their performance in a sustained and consistent way.
Keywords: Blended Learning, Teaching-Learning Process, Skill Development, Presentation, Speaking.