Delhi University’s influential project, School of Open Learning (SOL) is all set to upgrade its teaching pattern and methodologies to provide more personal contact programmes to the students. The school is planning for ‘flipped classroom technology’ for its students to connect more with them. Instructions at the SOL are presently supplied to the students as printed materials. This whole process is going to change to make it more personal, by initiating personal contact programme at various study centres that this school runs.
The flipped classroom technology is directed to avoid direct blackboard method of institutionalized training to the students. Rather it focuses more on the convenience of the students by providing them provision to attend lectures according to their accessibility.
The online admissions have got a very good response this year with almost 50 percent of the total applicants applied online. The students who are enrolled with SOL are still not being able to devote as much time to their studies as regular students could, because of their job commitments or other limitations. But the SOL has come up with a programme through flipped classroom method , to reduce the necessity for the students to go to their respective study centres regularly.
The online application success has somehow opened the doors for SOL and has made it easy to evaluate the number of students who can actually avail the benefits of internet. The flipped classroom model depends on the internet heavily as it contains interactive classes and sessions for the students to take the material online. The model is named as ‘flipped class’ because the paradigm has shifted from the classroom to the home of the student.
The SOL is working on its content upgradation in its programmes and is constantly looking for ways to evolve the teaching methodologies for betterment of the students.