Today there are many types of learning methods available according to the comfort level of the students. They can opt whatever means they are comfortable with. Some innovative methods have also been introduced which use technology as a base and provide different types of facilities to the students. It doesn’t matter from wherever the students want to study. Today online learning is at its peak and being adored by students too because it gives many facilities to the students as compared to classroom methods. But it is not necessary completely to neglect old and traditional ways to study being introduced to new and facilitative methods. Many of the students still like old and traditional ways of studying and they don’t want to let it go. Due to this reason many institutions have decided to provide a combined package of new and traditional methods of learning in the name of Hybrid Learning.
Hybrid Learning Experience
Hybrid learning brings the experience of face-to-face classroom and online courses together to deliver the best environment of teaching and learning. Many a times hybrid learning and blended learning are taken as same by the people and in many aspects, both seem similar to there is a slight difference too, for example nowadays many medical colleges are broadcasting their practical surgery classes online in which students in hall are also there and students who are watching it live are also learning online. That means learning simultaneously offline and online is hybrid learning. On the other hand, in blended learning study material is available offline and online both whichever the student likes can opt.
Both types of learning whether it is face-to-face or it is online learning, they have their pros and cons equivalently. The main Objective of hybrid learning is to combine two good methods of learning to create a single and awesome method of learning. So let’s see the benefits of Hybrid Learning.
Benefits Of Hybrid Learning
The main benefit of hybrid learning is that it brings flexibility in learning schedule of students. It gives a chance to the students to manage their time efficiently. For example if a student due to some reason is unable to attend an ongoing lecture in a class, then he can take that lecture afterwards in an online lecture from anywhere anytime when it will be convenient for him. Similarly, if the student is not able to ask anything in the class among mass, then during online classes, he can ask the quest in video chat with the instructor individually. He can also clear his other doubts about the topic on that video chat simultaneously.
Many of the students are not able to afford the transport expenses to go to the college and many other things can cost them a lot more money than their capacity to pay. Many of the students who want to study abroad and they have capabilities too are not able to go to study because they are able to afford tuition fees, visa fees, air tickets etc. For them hybrid learning is boon at all levels because he/she can learn with their class teacher the basic things and for expertise level assistance they can also contact with international tutors online.
Many of the students don’t like a strict environment for studying and they want to study in a free environment. Such students get full opportunity to study and get knowledge along with complete freedom. They can learn from anywhere they want and they can learn whatever they want and it doesn’t matter how many times they want. If they want, they can study alone and if they want, they can study with their peers too. The technological methods of online learning give a lot of support to the students and lecturers both in hybrid learning. In this method lecturers are able to plan their lectures and their timings along with their and student’s convenience and not only these two but school management is also able to manage many important things along with the Learning Management System (LMS).
Hybrid learning gives options to the students to choose what to learn and how to learn that too in as much convenient way as it is possible. Synchronization of both the methods increases the level of grasping of students as they get a chance to learn as per their capability to grasp and understand.