BLENDED LEARNING: NEED OF THE HOUR WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE INDIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM
Blended learning is a method that combines traditional classroom teaching and online instruction to create an enhanced educational environment. It aims to blend the best practices of both offline and online pedagogies, benefiting from the strengths of conventional instructional methods and modern digital approaches. It also supports the idea of creative learning and Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI). Successful implementation of blended learning requires dedicated efforts, proper planning, good execution, and the involvement of proficient educators and students. As it involves various stakeholders, it can be complex and requires careful handling.