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DEBATE: THE BLENDED CLASSROOM: IS IT THE NEW NORMAL?

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REKHA KRISHNAN

Principal, Vasant Valley School

We have to be open as educators to the idea that no one answer will be a solution to a problem. It is not correct to do only offline or only online. We have learned in [the past] two years the advantage of technology into the learning process”

MEETA SENGUPTA

Educator

If you are able to design technology to meet diverse needs, the question is, ‘does all of this come easy to us, is it something we can implement in our classrooms?’ We will have to acknowledg­e that this is a process we are entering into”

SHOURIE CHATTERJI

Chief Digital Officer, Schoolnet India Limited

If technology is part of the blend, we are looking to see if ‘time on task’ can be reduced. When a teacher struggles with teaching something repetitive, we see if that can be taken care of using technology. The most important part is engagement in the classroom”

PRABHAT JAIN

Co-founder, Pathways Schools

A global study showed that resistance to the use of technology in education doesn’t come from students, it comes from adults. What Covid has done is that the fear of using technology has now gone”

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