New Delhi, 25 May 2021: The University Grant Commission (UGC) has proposed a draft to the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) stating that they can opt for ‘blended teaching’ mode i.e. they are allowed to teach 40 percent of any course online and the remaining 60% can be taught in the offline mode.
This concept note is drafted for the varsities and colleges due to the increasing dependence of education on technology in the current pandemic situation.
The panel of experts set up by UGC has sought suggestions from various stakeholders on this decision by June 6, 2021.
The UGC has asked to implement blended learning as a new mode of teaching and learning in higher education; the pattern of assessment and evaluation will also need to be changed. Hence, the UGC is encouraging a Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) process in universities and colleges.
The UGC also recommended various summative evaluation measures including group examinations, open-book examinations, and on-demand examinations. Besides, for formative evaluation, the UGC has suggested strategies like the use of creative products, e-Portfolio of students, online classroom, or quizzes.
They added that this new proposal will deteriorate the quality of education for the students and also reflects the government’s desire to reduce the expenditure on higher education.
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