After reading out the topic, you might be thinking, what acceptance and learning model are we talking about? Let us make things a bit clear for you. We are talking here about the modern, more accepted, and more sustainable form of learning that we are aware of right now. Looking at the present scenario, you would guess that the answer must be Online learning; well, you are not entirely wrong and going in the right direction for guessing it out.
We are talking here about both the Traditional offline model of learning and online; E-learning, but there is a twist to it. We have accepted a more blended version of the model, where we are practicing education in both ways possible. Traditional learning alone could have never achieved the futuristic targets, which when blended with online learning practices and tools used for the same has and that too in a brief period.
We have all witnessed how things suddenly changed in 2020 when the pandemic began. A lot of easy-going things in life came to a standstill. One of the sectors, which were completely crippled, is the education sector. The overnight shut down of college campuses, and classes have led students and learners to come at a very uncertain phase of their lives, where they ultimately had no idea about how things would resume again, which at the time was far away from what was expected.
Online learning or distance learning was there already but never given much importance. It was mainly considered a model of imparting education suitable for the professionals who also have to maintain their professional careers or jobs and need to complete their degrees or learn skills.
At the same time, traditional learning is the practice that has been accepted and has been going on since the beginning, which made students incredibly comfortable at it. So, the experts believe that implementing both models in a blended way can make things easy and more acceptable for the learners. Below, we will mention some of the reasons/benefits of this learning model. Hybrid learning is becoming more popular and is widely accepted among many other developed nations.
Benefits/Reasons for the Success of Blended Learning
It Offers You a More Personalized Form of Education
With Blended learning or Hybrid Learning, a learner gets enough time to plan their schedule of completing targets. Also, they have to be up to date with the offline classes and attend the same with utmost seriousness and concentration.
Blended or Hybrid learning gives an individual convenient and Flexible access to the schedules and the routines that one has to follow throughout the day. The need for these features has become more evident since the pandemic caused the immediate shut down of the institutions running for education.
It Offers Accessibility
Traditional learning involves student migration to urban establishments where in-person teaching is impossible everywhere. The introduction of Online learning practices has made things a lot easier, especially for these students who have to spend a lot of time and money reorganizing themselves to different places.
That indeed has not remained the case with Hybrid education or Hybrid Learning, and students are more comfortable participating in it. The introduction of online learning practices to traditional learning has also benefitted schools with the tools like ERP and LMS. These software and tools help them conduct easy, smooth, and affordable educational practices for the students who can’t afford to reorganize themselves to urban cities and pay them handsome fees charged by many educational institutes.
Better Use of Technology.
Technology since used in Educational practices has only flourished in the sector. How are teaching resources being used these days different from the old days? People had to depend on notebook books for keeping their notes or others. Still, Technology has rewarded this industry for sustaining their resources better and helping them make changes to the same document or file.
One of the essential benefits of Blended learning is that it works pretty well for both learning styles.