With over 200 students across our four campuses having experienced our new Engaged Learning Online (ELO) technology, we are thrilled to share that ELO has had a strong start in 2019. The story of our cutting-edge technology revolutionising the virtual learning space has been featured in leading publications including the print edition of The Hindu Business Line and the online editions of India Today, Business Today, Business Standard, The Week, PTI, IANS, Yahoo News, Shiksha and more
ELO, launched late last year, is a one-of-a-kind virtual learning platform that brings the dynamism and engagement of a virtual classroom online and in real time. Currently, only a handful of top business schools in the world offer such immersive online experiences to their students, and SP Jain is the only business school within the Asia Pacific to do so.
"We are seeing an increasing number of students move online for the convenience and flexibility it offers. However, standard online learning, in my view, is not living up to its potential, in that it is failing quite miserably to engage, motivate and excite students. That is why you'll notice that most students who enrol in online programs drop out even before they reach the halfway mark," shares Nitish Jain, President of the School.
"With ELO, we have been able to adopt a more proactive approach to addressing the wide gaps left by online education in student engagement and motivation. Using some of today's most cutting-edge learning technologies, we have been able to bring to life an actual classroom-like experience into the homes and workspaces of our students. They don't have to come to campus; they can log in from any corner of the world and get all the benefits of an on-campus education, including one-to-one and group engagement with faculty and peers. Student response to this technology has been very positive and we are thrilled by it," adds Mr Jain.
The first program to be launched using this unique technology was our part-time Executive MBA (EMBA). "The Engaged Learning Online platform of SP Jain is interactive and promising compared to other regular online courses. The experience is as good as sitting in a physical classroom, and my interactions with faculty and classmates have been excellent," shares Pavan Teyari, student of the EMBA program taught through ELO. Mr Teyari is the Director of Business Development at a leading digital innovation consulting firm.
Now, it will be possible for students to customise their learning according to their work and personal needs. This could include a student undertaking a blend of face-to-face and online courses. “The EMBA at SP Jain is typically a batch program with a group of students starting and finishing together. Students will now be able to follow a customised learning path according to their individual career and work needs which will include flexibility to interchange between face-to-face and online modes of learning. Some students prefer doing courses face-to-face and others prefer fully online. However, there is another market segment that may prefer a combination of both,” shares Dr Gary Stockport, Dean of SP Jain’s EMBA program.
Classes for the EMBA program are expected to commence in April 2020 and admissions are currently open.