Teachers can bridge the gap between online learning and learning physically in school with the right tools in hand.
“Hybrid learning is a delivery system that utilizes the best of online learning tools and resources to shift the instructional model toward student-centered, highly personalized approaches. Hybrid learning makes it easier for teachers to be empowered with technologies that allow personalization.” Hybrid learning is a teaching method where teachers instruct in-person and remote students at the same time. In hybrid learning models, asynchronous teaching methods can be used to supplement synchronous, face-to-face instruction. Hybrid learning comes with its pros, including increased interaction with peers and instructors, greater involvement in a course, more flexible scheduling and an interactive learning environment. Hybrid learning comes with its pros, including increased interaction with peers and instructors, greater involvement in a course, more flexible scheduling and an interactive learning environment.
Hybrid learning is here to stay. It is upto us as education technologists to design learning environments that combine the best of both the in-person learning environment and the online learning space. Below are some points for consideration that will help make the hybrid learning model a successful one:
Students will need to take on more responsibility for their learning.
Online temptations can distract students easily.
In order for us to see how we can raise the bar for technology in learning, it’s important to have a common understanding of the world we live in today, areas where technology can have a more significant impact in learning, and how we’re supporting and working with schools around the world.