Sustaining work-based learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Sustaining work-based learning during the [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic became a challenge since access to working-come-learning places for students of a work-based degree programme were depleted. Socio-economic challenges needed to be addressed as students came from economically weaker sections of society. Also critical were the pedagogic challenges in terms of validating the sustenance and spirit of the work-based learning (WBL) model. This case study presents a special initiative of digital freelancing offering virtual workplaces as well as livelihoods to work-based...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Higher education; Industry; Technology; Disadvantaged

Keywords: Work based learning; Work integrated learning; Internship; Barrier; Access to education and training; Online system; Socioeconomic background; Socially disadvantaged; Online learning; Computer assisted instruction; Case study; Open university; Education industry relationship; Partnership in education and training; Institutional cooperation; Educational innovation

Geographic subjects: India; Asia

Published: Vancouver, British Columbia: Commonwealth of Learning, 2021

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Also called: Sustaining work-based learning during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic; Sustaining work-based learning during COVID 19 pandemic: case study of work-based degree program implemented in India

Journal volume: 8

Journal number: 2

Journal date: 2021

Pages: pp. 412-430

ISSN: 2311-1550

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 146.257

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