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Vol. 12, Special Issue 9 (2023)

Exploring the challenges of self-directed blended learning

Author(s):
Kritika Karmakar and Dr. Rupjyoti Bhattacharjee
Abstract:
COVID-19 pandemic had a marked impact on the educational system all over the world. The pandemic has exposed students to remote learning environments and has accelerated the adoption and prominence of online education among students. During this period, some students recognized the potential benefits of online learning and as the pandemic was over the students started to incorporate online learning into their daily routine after returning back from school and thus participating in a self-directed blended learning approach. But as the popular saying goes that every coin has two sides, similarly every approach has both benefits and challenges. The target group of the study was the students of class IX and class XI. A study was conducted on 224 students from four selected Kendriya Vidyalaya schools through stratified sampling, under Sonitpur district, Assam, India This paper discusses the challenges of self-directed blended learning. Frequency, percentage, and composite mean were calculated for this purpose. Four dimensions were considered to evaluate the challenges of self-directed blended learning i.e., technical, social, physical, and financial dimensions. It was found that physical challenges were the highest ranked of all the four considered dimensions of challenges.
Pages: 128-133  |  156 Views  48 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Kritika Karmakar and Dr. Rupjyoti Bhattacharjee. Exploring the challenges of self-directed blended learning. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 128-133.
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