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What methods can schools employ to enhance K-12 hybrid learning models?

by Jitender Kumar Chief manager Development

Since the pandemic forced schools to reformat and restructure instruction, hybrid learning has become a hot topic. Here is more context and nuance surrounding the idea. K–12 schools have been forced to use their creativity to come up with new ways to support distance learning, maintain student engagement, and produce consistent success in the face of ongoing and unpredictable pandemic challenges.

 

It was not an easy task. Responding to COVID-19 many school districts are left to strike a functional balance between in-person and online learning on their own. Some school districts have been ordered to be open, while others are still completely closed. We need to start by looking at the definition of the term to better understand what hybrid learning means and how it might be different from the terms that came before it.

 

What Does the Hybrid Learning Model Mean and How Has It Changed?

 

In its simplest form, "hybrid learning" substitutes online components for traditional classroom instruction in teaching and learning. "Teachers were in the classroom teaching both in-person and online as schools shifted from an all-remote free demo approach to a combination of virtual and in-person classes," according to a study on the first hybrid Experiential Learning Lab K-12 approaches. As a result, the hybrid model is now employed as an addition to various strategies for student success in CampusCare. In some schools, this entails having students at home part of the time and in-class part of the time; in other school districts, younger students are permitted to return in person, while some grade groups are kept at home full time.

 

K–12 Hybrid Learning Solutions:

 

       Explanations for grades 3–12

       Live demonstration of laboratory experiments

       Practice worksheets and assessments powered by AI

       Mock exams that include study aids

       Experiential Learning is mapped to smart lesson plans.

       Digital Resources for Teachers

       CBSE's Learning Standard Framework

       Competency-based education (CBE)

       CBAs, or Competency-Based Assessments

 

CampusCare ERP Programs

 

       The hybrid dashboard

       GPS and the school bus

       Communications

       Assessments powered by AI that are paperless and provide a report card immediately

       Accounts and Administration

       Library

       Academics

       Worksheets, tests, and exams powered by AI

 

What Distinguishes is Blended Learning from Hybrid Learning Solutions?

 

The terms "hybrid learning" and "blended learning" are frequently used interchangeably, but they don't mean the same thing. While blended learning can be perplexing, face time is not diminished in any way. It's about offering online resources and tools that support learning rather than taking the place of in-person interactions.

 

Blended learning is a term used to describe a variety of innovative educational strategies, such as project-based learning, that allow students to self-direct some of their learning and explore the interconnected effects of various academic disciplines, such as math, science, or math and sciences.

In contrast, hybrid classes take these online resources and make them available to students via online learning management systems and remote learning portals for use outside of the typical classroom setting. Here is a helpful general rule to follow when deciding between blended learning and hybrid learning: They are considered blended learning models if they support face-to-face frameworks. They are hybrid if they make it easier to replace classroom instruction.

 

What methods can schools employ to enhance hybrid learning models?

 

According to recent research from the Economic Policy Institute, online teaching and learning models can be successful "if students have regular access to the Internet and computers and if teachers have received specialized training and support for online instruction." Teachers are frequently older and may not be technologically savvy.

 

Entab put more emphasis on the application and comprehension of knowledge than on its simple accumulation. With the help of their hybrid learning solution, management effectiveness is increased, and learning is given the full attention it deserves. To enhance instruction, they provide thoughtfully designed Smart Lesson Plans, digital teaching resources, and question banks with the most recent question formats.

 

The most crucial issues that have arisen have less to do with the technology itself, that is used to support remote learning and hybrid learning and more to do with the tech-challenged educators like Entab as they are tasked with using that technology. Not just for the CampusCare ERP software itself, the training and support it requires are crucial.

 

Under this new model, how do they develop lesson plans? What services do they provide for students who need them? 

 

·         Overcome monotony and get transported to a land where books come to life—stand under a rainbow to understand its formation! A world where books come to life can be found by breaking out of your routine. Discover how a rainbow is formed by standing beneath one. The CBSE Learning Standard Framework, HD Quality Digital Content with Immersive Experiences, LMS with AI-Based Assessments, Learning App for Students, and in-depth revisions with Master the Chapter all contribute to better subject comprehension.

·         You can chart your educational progress using their hybrid learning solution, AI-based practice worksheets and assessments, smart lesson plans, digital teaching resources, question banks, and experiential learning programs. Your ability to think critically, analyse situations, and make decisions is improved by your learning program.

·         The experiential learning program offered by Entab makes learning more engaging overall and fosters greater commitment and zeal. The National Education Policy 2020 supports students as they begin an outcome-based journey by providing an independent learning experience and a sharp and accurate analysis of progress.

 

What will happen if the software breaks down?

 

To reap the rewards of hybrid learning, you must abide by one rule: simple is best. Simplicity is advantageous to parents, teachers, and students alike because it streamlines the number of programs and educational content that students use and cuts down on the number of passwords and logins needed to access resources.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has permanently altered education. Here's how 

·         Schools all over the world have been closed as a result of COVID-19. Over 1.2 billion children are not in school worldwide.

·         Due to the distinctive rise of the e-learning learning experience, wherein instruction is delivered online and through digital platforms, 21st-century education has undergone a significant change.

·         The changes brought about by the coronavirus in Learning Systems/labs may be permanent, according to research that shows online learning can improve retention of information and take less time.

 

For academic administrators, faculty, and students, the academic year NEP 2020–2021 was one of the most difficult periods. One cannot ignore the challenges posed by the raging pandemic despite high vaccination rates, some forms of in-person graduations, and the ability to return to some face-to-face learning.

 

In conventional brick-and-mortar schools, the vast majority of classes were taught entirely face-to-face before the pandemic. Face-to-face instruction has many advantages; this method of instruction allows for in-person, real-time interaction between faculty and students as well as student to student, which can lead to creative queries and exchanges of ideas. Students have the chance to ask questions in class and receive answers (Paul & Jefferson, 2019).

 

 Online learning may not be appealing to students who value in-person instruction, in-person discussions in classes, and organic relationships between faculty and students (Roval & Jordan, 2004). They will find it challenging to forego in-person learning experiences in favour of working at a computer. A growing body of research suggests that face-to-face instruction motivates students, fosters a sense of community, and gives them the much-needed encouragement they need. As a result, teachers are better able to recognize nonverbal cues and adjust their lesson plans and delivery style as necessary (Kemp & Grieve, 2014; Paul & Jefferson, 2019).

 

It is reasonable to assume that the COVID-19 pandemic has altered how higher education is perceived. There are advantages and disadvantages to both traditional and online teaching methods. Many academic institutions, including universities, have embraced blended or hybrid modes of instruction. Both face-to-face classroom sessions and online learning with a flexible schedule are part of this type of instruction. Students can participate in scheduled and self-paced classwork through hybrid and blended instruction, as well as in-person and online learning (Singh, 2017). 

 

This method of instruction has the potential to become the new standard because it gives teachers the freedom to reimagine and revise the subject matter, particularly in subject areas where teachers have had difficulty creating engaging learning experiences for students when using online instruction (Rodriguez, 2020). Every change raises new concerns in the field. There is a clear need for studies that show how effective blended and hybrid instruction is and how instructors can work on designing their classes to make it a practical option in the present as well as we get ready to teach in the post-vaccine and post-pandemic worlds.


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