Education across the globe has transformed along with the civilizations. We’ve travelled from Gurukuls to Online schools. It has not been an easy journey adapting to all the significant upgrades that came in the way. But it has undoubtedly enriched the educational resources over the decades.
The hybrid learning model is super adaptive and helpful for people from every class and background. It can be customized according to the students’ caliber without hampering the whole classroom structure.
We have been through an immense tragedy in the past two years, which hampered every aspect of our lives and education was no exception. So, as the tragedy unfolded and the country went into lockdown to save lives, people struggled to comprehend the new normal of life.
It was way more difficult for the students since they were still exploring society through their school lives. Students were hit so wrong with this sudden lockdown because they could not go to schools or outside their homes to play or interact with their peers. This put a halt to their intellectual and physical development.
That is when the hybrid mode of education became even more relevant. Schools shifted from classrooms to zoom & Google meet classes. Workbooks turned to PDFs and word files. Online courses brought new normalcy into students’ lives, and it became an option for the students to socialize while sitting at home.
However, we can never wholly adopt the online learning mode as an alternative to the offline and physical schooling system. The traditional way of education provides students with a vibrant atmosphere and their teachers and fellow students, which is extremely important for the overall growth of any child.
Therefore we need to find a balance between both modes to settle upon an atmosphere where every student is comfortable learning and pushing their limits to achieve the overall development of his personality. That balance is a hybrid model of education.
A hybrid education model emerged after the pandemic took a backseat, and things were returning to their usual tracks. Universities started to offer students options of continuing with online classes and offline classes. Schools followed the same path, and now students from every age group have an insight into both modes of education.
Hybrid education has something for everyone. Introvert students, who don’t enjoy being in the classroom and find it difficult to learn anything because most of their mental energy is spent trying to be comfortable in the school, can learn things online at peace.
On the other hand, we have also seen students who need inspiration from their surroundings to study. They learn and perform better in groups. It’s a part of their personality, so the hybrid mode of education gives them offline classes and a lively classroom.
Interestingly online education started as an alternative, but it is now helping students prepare themselves for their future professional lives. As we all know, every office, be it government or corporate, is trying its best to be tech-friendly; it is essential to be flexible.
The students who experienced both modes of education will comparatively find it easy to work in modern corporate companies.