Exploring the Different Modes of Learning: An Experimental Study exploring the different Chess pedagogies for Hearing Impaired Adolescents
Author : Aaryan Kapoor
American School of Doha, Doha, Qatar
Technology and learning have been associated with each other for decades. Millions of individuals use applications such as zoom and several other websites to further their knowledge and develop skills. This combination of pedagogy with tech has made lives easier for individuals where they can easily access educational resources. The aim of the present study is to understand whether the online mode of education or offline mode of education is a more effective learning method. A product was created for online pedagogy which would enable teaching using zoom sessions to students diagnosed with hearing and speech impairment in a variety of NGOs and foundations residing the Delhi, NCR India. Similarly, offline workshops were conducted to teach the game of chess to students diagnosed with hearing and speech impairments studying in two schools in Delhi, NCR. A questionnaire was given out to 30 participants regarding prior workshops to understand their understanding of chess and post-workshop to measure the same. It was found that there is an increase in their knowledge regarding chess after the workshops. Furthermore, the medium of online learning on the development of knowledge showed more positive results than the offline workshop. This study will enable further research and education to grow and expand, as it provides decisive and conclusive evidence on the benefits and limitations of certain mediums of learning.