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Introduction to Hybrid Classroom Teaching

A Hybrid classroom is a classroom that is equipped with Interactive Flat Panel Display, Tracking Camera, Wireless Mic, Audio System, Computer System Etc., allowing the teachers to teach using a wide variety of media.

As the world readjusts to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re all establishing new ways of working for the foreseeable future. Hybrid classrooms can be easy to set up, depending on how minimal you want to be with your online teaching presence. Before we get going with the implementation of Hybrid Classrooms, lets understand how does it benefit Educators like you. The goal of a Hybrid classroom is to get students to be active learners in an online and offline classroom and to let them “invent” their own knowledge. As students take more control of their learning, they develop the skills necessary to go on and be successful lifelong learners.


Hybrid Classroom Solution

What is Hybrid Classroom?

A hybrid classroom, is a learning environment which includes a mix of students who are present in the physical classroom and also participants joining the class virtually.




Why is this good pedagogy?

Hybrid classrooms provide a dynamic learning environment where students and instructors work as partners to promote learning

Active learning, including cooperative learning and group activities, is the most efficient way to promote student learning, and especially to develop higher order thinking skills.

While actively engaged, students develop good habits of the mind and the skills needed to be successful lifelong learners.

Hybrid classrooms are ideal for helping students think about their learning and develop better lifelong learning skills.





What do students think about Hybrid classrooms?

  • Students are more engaged in a collaborative live class, when they find out they can attend a class in person & online and participate in the class activities.

  • All students report they put in more time in an interactive live class than in a video shared class.

  • Most students, however, do catch on and in the end say that they learn more and have more fun in a hybrid classroom.

  • Research shows that students perform better in school when they are engaged in the classroom. Hybrid learning presents a new way to engage students in class— using live video conferencing platform features like polls and quizzes, interactive virtual games, and a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Hybrid Classrooms are becoming widely accepted by Teachers and Education authorities, as it allows the teachers to teach lessons in their natural way and be able to interact & Collaborate with their online and offline students. For the students, it gives them the opportunity to attend the class very similar to their regular classes and able to interact, collaborate and participate in the class activities in a LIVE class. At the same time, the teachers will be able to record their entire class teaching and post it to Google Classroom or similar LMS for reinforcement, student discussions and assignments.


Philosophy


It is an approach to teaching and learning that gets students actively engaged in directing their own learning. This pedagogical philosophy will be new to many students and so requires time for adjustments – fortunately not a great deal of time.

  • It is very important for instructors to tell students what hybrid teaching is, and why it is being used.

  • This can, if the instructor desires, lead to discussions (with students) about the nature of knowledge and learning (epistemology). Students may keep learning portfolios. Portfolios and other things allow them to analyze their thinking and learning skills and so better develop good habits of the mind that will guide them in the future.

  • Expectations must be clear: students will not be comfortable unless they know what is expected of them and how they will be evaluated.


The goal of Hybrid teaching is to get students to be active learners -- to let them "invent" their own knowledge. As students take more control of their learning, they develop the skills necessary to go on and be successful lifelong learners.

Instructors serve as guides or mentors, helping when needed and avoiding whenever possible taking the lead role. Although some lecturing may be included, many studio classrooms involve no lecturing at all.



Strategy


Hybrid learning combines face to face classes and online teaching into one. In this half of the class can take classes on-campus and half of them online. It requires the physical presence of both teacher and student. Many students don’t find it useful to go to college and study as they have less time. Mostly working people who wishes to study further find hybrid learning beneficial, as they can do their work and can also study whenever they wish to. They can access and attend classes according to their suitable time and place. Hybrid learning transforms the way teacher interact with students and they are expected to rework or revise. By using a combination of digital instruction and face-to-face learning, students can work on their own new concepts which frees teacher up to circulate and support individual student who may need individualized attention.


Online learning can excel with independent exploration, information and technology. Combining online and face to face teaching into one can create powerful learning. The use of information and development technologies also improves student attitudes towards learning.

Many school changes to hybrid learning for flexibility. For students who are not able to come to school can take classes while sitting at home. They can give tests and attend presentations and seminars while sitting at home so that they will not miss anything and will also stay up to date.


Advantages of Hybrid Classroom / Digital Classroom

Access of Expertise

An online college education might give students access to specialized degree courses that may not be available in an easily accessible or local institution of learning

Documentation

All the information that you will need will be safely stored in an online database

Networking Opportunities

Online education also provides students with the chance to network with peers across nations or even different continents

Total Cost of Ownership

Online education can cost less due to a variety of reasons. For example, there is no cost for commuting. Assorted costs that are related to transport, such as fuel, parking, car maintenance, and public transportation costs don't affect the online student

Flexibility

Students have the freedom to juggle their careers and school because they aren't tied down to a fixed schedule

Review course materials repeatedly

Even if it's 3AM, you have access to online course materials such as videos, podcasts, written materials to reinforce course concepts and theory you might be stuck on. It's so much easier to flip through screens

Self-discipline

Without the commitment to attending physical classes at a brick-and-mortar location, you'll be forced to learn self-discipline by managing your time and tasks.



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