Jewellery Display, was held recently as part of the Integral Term Project for the Diploma in Fine Jewellery Design students. The display included varied projects done by the students during both the online and offline classes during the Pandemic of Covid-19 known as Hybrid learning or Blended Learning. The assignments included a Workshop that included making props or accessories which was available at home and also the students created accessories related to Halloween, like Headbands, chokers, corsets etc. and the academic assignments related to Elements of Design or the Jewellery design based inspired from Traditional Art forms of India. The display witnessed jury members assessing the projects.
Hybrid or Blended Learning, a combination of offline and online classes for the students to interact with the mentor. It is also known as Semi-presential education, as it’s a fusion between traditional education and modern technique with use of technology. Hybrid learning can be quite complicated and has its own advantages and disadvantages. Since the lockdown, mentors have used different supplements to improve the learning process as Internet access has increased and Distance Education began to consolidate. The advantage of Hybrid learning includes greater time flexibility and has no transportation. It enhances communication and promotes integration among students with constant exchange of experience. Hybrid learning has shown different learning techniques and made the students think creatively.
The faculties had to prepare completely online for the classes through presentations, google sheets and videos for better understanding. It was a new learning experience even for the faculties as the ultimate goal is to spread the knowledge. The disadvantages also included the poor network connections, especially for people living in remote areas. The beginning of online classes were difficult as this was a new method and it definitely took time for everyone to get adjusted.
The students had different opinions about the Hybrid learning of both a boon and bane. Few found the online classes tiring because of the constant amount of time spent on looking at the screen. Network issues were faced by many and few felt it was not interactive or challenging like the offline classes. Whereas few found this as an interesting way of learning with new opportunities by learning how to face such situations, as this pandemic had put the entire world on hold. Many felt this was a new experience and was a great time to improvise many skills.
Jewellery Display exhibited various forms of foundation drawing, history of Jewellery and design thinking process by the Diploma in Fine Jewellery students. Inoder to learn about this exquisite course one can enroll for 1 year Diploma in fine Jewellery Design.