Traditional, Distance, Online and Blended Learning: Changing the Narratives of Education for effective skills development.
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Academic Publishing Centre, South-West Zone, University of Lagos
Education is an essential element in sustainable development. Its role has, however, been threatened by the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The paper, therefore, examined what mix of traditional, Open and Distance Learning, e-learning and blended learning need to change the narratives of learning to meet the prevailing situation. The COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the world in 2020, and the effects are still lingering. There is a need to look forward to forestalling another major catastrophe globally or be ready to mitigate against any eventuality. The world of education should be prepared to take whatever may happen. The paper also focused on the meaning, advantages and disadvantages of traditional, open and Distance Learning, e-learning and blended learning, citing various examples of each mode of Learning. It also looked at the three primary ways of facilitating e-learning: synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid online Learning. It examined the framework for Blended Learning and the implications of Blended Learning for Multi-Skills and Multi-Literacies. The paper concluded that the learning system should take a blended approach at whatever proportion that seems best; restricting the mode of learning to one mode may not meet any future challenge.
Oyeyemi Aitokhuehi (2022). Traditional, Distance, Online and Blended Learning: Changing the Narratives of Education for effective skills development. In A. Adeosun, K. Olojede, A. Okudo & E. Ezeudegbunam, Education for Multidimensional Skills and Literacies: Developments and Directions. Academic Publishing Centre, South-West Zone, University of Lagos Press and Bookshop Ltd.