Post the Covid pandemic the increasing quality and affordability of digital education is not at all great news for traditional brick-and-mortar private higher education. To reposition the pull of such institutions, the research attempts to develop an innovative prototype called ‘BLUECHIP’ that would systematize a whole-institutional backed choice-based learning at the researcher’s host institution. By default, it would empower teachers to decisively use a mix of ‘BLUE’ instructional approaches comprising Blended (physical-digital), Liberal (flexible and borderless), Ubiquitous (anywhere-anytime) and Experiential (project/problem-centric) for the attainment of higher learning and assessment outcomes. And by design, its CHIP (Creative, Holistic, Insightful, Personalised) based pedagogical applications would consistently add value to teaching-learning practice and praxis. Under in-house grant support of INR 1 million, it would actuate cohesion and coupling of various departments to ensure an annual institutional performance index of at least 1 on the set target-attainments under institution’s sustainability parameters like financials, talent development, and transfer indicators, which would serve as a multiplying factor to the appraised increments of an employee, both teaching and non-teaching. The methodology had involved data-analysis based on the feedback involving more than 3000 stakeholders under relevant sets of variables to impact learner-centricity along with the collective joy of learning. Subsequently, 60 potential change-makers were nominated by the institution to serve as master trainers of BLUECHIP for onward training and teaming of 400 employees to effectively engage a population of 6000 learners in 60 programs with 1000 authored BLUECHIP modules by the end of 2020-21 academic year.
Krishnendu Sarkar, NSHM Knowledge Campus, India
Stream: Professional Training
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