The present education system has its main focus on marks rather than the knowledge itself and so, the critical thinking of the students has reduced significantly. Before the era of the internet, the students had to depend entirely on their teachers for gaining knowledge. After the internet came, the whole bundle of information is now available at a finger’s click.
With the introduction of e-learning, the geographical and knowledge gap has reduced and the students are introduced to deeper learning skills which help them to develop critical and analytical thinking. With proper e-learning strategies, the students will improve their decision-making and problem-solving skills which eventually helps in all phases of life.
As the e-learning has become very crucial for developing deeper learning skills among students, proper strategies must be formulated for the same. For example, to teach the Pythagoras theorem, the students should be allowed to visualize and understand the concept from basics. Here, some such strategies are given that would help to strategize the e-learning process properly.
1. Impart Fluid learning
The fluid learning can be defined as the problem solving skills without just depending on the past experiences or knowledge. In the practical world, one needs to depend on both the fluid and crystallized knowledge to solve problems.
In fluid learning, the teachers become the facilitator rather than just deliverer and hence the student develop to draw conclusions on their own and construct their own way of learning. Thus students would learn actively rather than passively.
2. Provide Flexible and personalized learning
personalized learning is that diverse approach that caters to the distinct learning needs of the individuals. As everyone has their own approach and rate for learning, providing them with flexible and personalized learning would enrich their learning experience.
So, the e-learning should equip the individuals with necessary tools to help them master deeper learning skills and individuality. With this approach, the individual performance can also be measured and amendments can be made easily.
3. Include Adaptive learning and Assessment
The students should be properly assessed for each topic and customized methods must be developed to facilitate the individual learning processes. Thus adaptive learning must be incorporated which would track the approach of the students and adjust the instructions accordingly which would help the teachers to get feedback and optimize the teachings with proper adjustments.
4. Render Collaborative learning and Participation
With collaborative learning, the students can analyze the problems from various perspectives and that would enhance their critical thinking. Thus with collaborative learning and active participation, the students can apply their knowledge in reality by provoking intuitive thoughts among the students.
5. Provide further Research Facilities
With online training programs, the scope for further research has increased over the years by allowing students to learn at their own pace and providing them options to explore more. Thus, the students now have unlimited resources to explore and develop their own way of learning. With this individualistic way of learning, the problem solving skills and the memory retention of the students would surely increase.
With these strategies, the students will develop their skills and learn by properly understanding the concepts with creativity. The subjects like Algebra and calculus can be easily understood and the students would not face any difficulty to solve the problems later. The students would become more innovative and would easily find ways to adapt themselves to different learning environments.
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About the author:
With a degree in Engineering, Souvik Bhattacharjee is a content writer by profession. He loves writing and blogging along with part-time teaching. He is presently exploring all about the digital education with Byju’s-the Learning App.