Virtual and Classroom Learning in Higher Education: A Guide to Effective Online Teaching

Effectiveness of Virtual and Traditional Teaching and Learning in Current Scenario

Author(s): Trupti M. Joshi* and Elizabeth Mathews

Pp: 200-226 (27)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681089287121010015

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The purpose of this chapter is to understand the Effectiveness of Virtual teaching-learning when integrated with Traditional teaching and learning in the current scenario. The study attempts to determine the opinions of teachers and learners and their acceptance and readiness level to adopt virtual teaching and learning. The role of technology is to facilitate e-mail, web database, audio/video conferencing, online conferencing, etc. which will help the participant interact with each other on various grounds. Many software tools like Google classroom, WebEx, MS teams, etc., are also available to teachers and learners in teaching and learning and sophisticated and complex tasks. The study's conclusion is also based on various literature reviews on Virtual and traditional teaching and learning environment. Data was collected from two types of respondents, i.e ., teachers and learners, from urban and rural areas. Data were collected from 116 respondents of the teacher’s category and more than 217 respondents of the learner’s category, using a stratified random sampling method. The structured questionnaire was used for collecting the data considering various factors like the adoption of new technology, availability of resources, the effectiveness of virtual teaching and learning, Evaluation pattern, etc., and the SPSS package was used to analyze the data.

Keywords: Blended Learning Approach, COVID-19, Education, Effectiveness, E-Learning, Higher Education, India, Internet, Learning, LMS, Online Classes, Online Platforms, Online Teaching, Pandemic, SSPS, Teachers, Technology, Traditional Approach, UGC, Virtual and Traditional Way of Teaching.

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