In a bid to identify a suitable alternative for the resurrection of school education post coronavirus, IIM Rohtak proposed a study on blended learning.
IIM Rohtak has devised a mathematical model recommending a blend of offline and online learning. As per the model, schools can work in three different shifts- 7 am to 11 am, 11:30 am to 3: 30 pm and 4 pm to 7:30 pm. IIM Rohtak has also suggested that students can also be divided into three groups- class 1 to 4, class 5 to 8 and class 9 to 12.
The model suggested by IIM Rohtak offers a combination of online and offline classes. Students can attend the school for a week, following all the guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation including social distancing norms. For next two weeks online sessions will be provided to students maintaining self-quarantine.
Director of IIM Rohtak, Dheeraj Sharma has said, " Our findings provide a useful insight to the school management and policymakers to upgrade their existing income and capacity with the existing infrastructure. The proposed blended learning model does not deter the satisfaction of the parents of school-going children."
There are certain constraints that have been put forward by the institute, they are social distancing, parental commitment, the probability of overlap, utilization of capacity, expansion and cost.