With the pandemic bringing everything to a standstill, universities all over the world are racing to adapt their programs and classes to online alternatives.
In this landscape, SP Jain School of Global Management, an Australian business school, has emerged as a game-changer, by implementing a unique proprietary Engaged Learning Online (ELO) technology, developed in anticipation of the need for high quality and customized online education.
ELO is a one-of-a-kind virtual learning platform that revolutionizes online learning by bringing the dynamism and engagement of a virtual classroom online, and in real time. The platform is currently used by the Executive MBA (EMBA) students of the school, and is also being accessed in its Singapore campus.
Currently, only a handful of top business schools in the world offer such immersive online experiences to their students, with SP Jain being the only business school within the Asia Pacific to do so.
The ELO platform adopts 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, ELO has been able to bring to life an actual classroom-like experience to the homes and workspaces of the students.
High-end online learning
ELO is a high-end online learning system that replicates a live classroom down to its last detail. The ELO studio is set up with a robotic tracking camera for the faculty, allowing them to move freely, maintain eye contact with students, respond to their visual cues, moderate discussions and more, all in real-time.
Faculty and students are able to engage in one-on-one conversations as if they were sitting side-by-side. This produces a great opportunity for students even in the midst of the pandemic, to learn and grow, while being confined in the safety of their homes.
SP Jain’s ELO technology was launched in late 2018, with the objective of making its internationally recognised MBA program accessible to working professionals who wouldn’t have the flexibility of pursuing an on-campus course.
The technology makes it possible for students to follow a customised learning path, which can include flexibility to interchange between face-to-face and online modes of learning. Many students strongly prefer pursuing the course via a more traditional face-to-face learning module, while others may prefer the fully online EMBA, and yet others who may prefer a combination of both.
The ELO technology is advantageous to students as they don’t have to necessarily visit the campus to attend they can log in from any corner of the world and get all the benefits of an on-campus education, including one-on-one discussions and group engagement with faculty and peers. The student’s response to this technology has also been very positive.
Following its success with the EMBA program, SP Jain plans to expand its ELO offering to include executive education programs, as well as short courses for working professionals across the globe. The school also aims for its students from all over the world to be able to utilise this technology.
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