Teaching – Learning Strategies in Interactive Education — A Case Study

  • V. Bharathi Harishankar
  • Archana Ghode
  • Alankar Bandyopadhayay
  • Maryma Scotlin
  • Hema A. Murthy
  • Timothy A. Gonsalves
  • Ashok Jhunjhunwala
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 241)

Abstract

This paper discusses active teaching and learning strategies that have been used in the TeNeT Online tutorials [1]. The focus of these tutorials is to enable rural students to pass the Standard X examination. The highlight of the tutorial is the use of the Question and Answer format. This problem-solving approach is evident in its three-pronged format: Learn, Practice and Test. Every module is based on questions and answers. In the learn mode, students learn the steps to answer a question and thus the concepts behind it. In the practice and evaluation modes, students can test their knowledge and understanding. This approach enhances the element of interactivity in these tutorials. Combined together, the elements of interactivity and problem-solving have made the tutorials a healthy supplement to conventional class rooms.

Keywords

web-based interactivity learn practice test problem-solving 

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Copyright information

© International Federation for Information Processing 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Bharathi Harishankar
    • 1
  • Archana Ghode
    • 3
  • Alankar Bandyopadhayay
    • 2
  • Maryma Scotlin
    • 3
  • Hema A. Murthy
    • 3
  • Timothy A. Gonsalves
    • 3
  • Ashok Jhunjhunwala
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of English Institute of Distance EducationUniversity of MadrasIndia
  2. 2.University of MarylandUSA
  3. 3.TeNeT GroupIIT MadrasIndia

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