Hybrid learning programs have become more and more popular, but they’re not always easy to set up. Here’s what you need to know about hybrid learning programs and how they can help your students succeed.
What is hybrid learning?
Hybrid learning is a combination of online and face-to-face learning, which can be used for students from kindergarten through college. Because it combines both approaches, hybrid learning allows students to work at their own pace and gives them the flexibility to learn in different ways. It also provides teachers or trainers with more opportunities to interact with students in real time, allowing them to guide each learner toward success. Hybrid programs can be used for any subject or content area–from art history to zoology–and are particularly effective when combined with other types of online training (like MOOCs).
The benefits of a hybrid program
Hybrid programs can be more flexible than online programs. Hybrid students are able to learn in a variety of settings, including the classroom and at home. This flexibility allows them to customize their learning experience to meet their needs and schedules. Hybrid programs can also be more efficient than online programs because they require less time away from work or school for travel purposes since students do not have to commute as often as those who participate in fully-online courses.*
- Source: “Hybrid Learning Programs.” The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 21 Jan 2016
Getting started with a hybrid program
As you begin to develop your hybrid learning program, it’s important to define the problem before starting on a solution. In this case, the problem is finding ways to help employees become more productive and engaged at work.
For many organizations, this can be achieved through flexible learning options like online courses or workshops–the goal being that employees have more opportunities for personal growth while also remaining productive in their day-to-day roles. But what does “productivity” mean? And what type of results do we want our employees seeing over time? It all comes down to defining goals before you start building anything:
- What do I really want my learners’ lives look like after completing this course/workshop/training session? (This could include increased confidence in their ability as leaders or managers.)
- How will I measure whether my learners are achieving those life changes after completing this course/workshop/training session?
Hybrid learning programs are a great way to combine the best parts of online and face-to-face learning.
Hybrid learning programs are a great way to combine the best parts of online and face-to-face learning. In this article, we’ll cover what hybrid learning is, how it can help you better engage your students, and how to get started with a hybrid program in your classroom.
Hybrid learning programs combine online content with traditional in-person instruction. They allow students to learn at their own pace while still having access to teachers’ expertise in person or remotely via video chat or other technology tools like screen sharing software or whiteboard apps on phones or tablets.
Hybrid learning programs are a great way to combine the best parts of online and face-to-face learning. They can be used in any subject area and at any grade level, but they’re especially useful for subjects like math or science where it’s difficult to get students together in one place. Hybrid learning programs allow students who might otherwise be unable to attend school full time due to travel distance or other circumstances (like working parents who need child care while taking classes) access to classes without having all of their instruction delivered solely online.