Hybrid Learning: The Future Of Education
The growth of the EdTechindustry in India has been phenomenal and experts believe that it is poised to become a $30 billion space in the next ten years.
The online education market has now reached a point where it is becoming if not more, at least as equally attractive asprivate offline institutes. Education entrepreneurs have identified the gap in the market and have started to build innovative products to improve the future classroom. Today, the doyens of education know that future of the education is being created by blending it with technology.
In the last year, we have seen how in-school EdTech solutions are growing by leaps and bounds. Players ikeByju’s andUnacademy are all rising to the top and setting up physical tuition centres. Not only have they been able to see almost exponential growth themselves but they have also made other mergers and acquisitions to help them grow further.All of this points to the fact that hybrid learning is emerging as the future of education.
Yet, there is a concern within the EdTech industry as to how business models will adapt, survive, and even thrive.
Hybrid Learning Model
The digital revolution in education has been in the works for a while, and the spread of online education has just hastened the pace. With schools in rural and remote areas struggling to cope with a large number of students and limited resources, online education has become a viable solution for many.
Online courses have proven to be a boon for both students and businesses alike, and Classplus has been at the forefront of this revolution for a long time. With the backing of Tiger Global and other investors,Classplus has raised $65 million last year.
There is a new wave of technology that is coming up in the education sector, adding that students can now learn from the best and the most renowned educators who may be based anywhere in the country.
The implementation of the hybrid learning model in education has benefited teachers, students, and institutions in a significant way. It helps educators become recognized as a “brand” in their own right, attracts students from across the country to participate in their courses, and boosts their revenues. We have seen a definite increase in the number of tech-integrated courses that are being offered by institutions. This is the classroom of the future. This innovative method of education will continue to grow.
Taking hybrid learning asthe future of education forward is Teachmint, a US based in-school EdTech company. It has seen tremendous growth since its launch in 2020. In July, the company raised $20 million in a pre-series B round led by Learn Capital with participation from CM Ventures. This investment will be used to develop the future class room to make it more effective and efficient.
Online learning platforms are a great way to keep a child engaged with their studies, as it helps them move at a pace that works for them. With gamified modules and self-paced content, children can learn at their own pace, from anywhere. It’s also important to note, however, that technology can never replace the human-to-human interaction between a student and the teacher. This is especially important for helping children develop soft and social skills.
Sub-segments In EdTechIn The Classroom That Will Thrive
According to experts, online learning is using the internet to teach students of any age and skill level. Students can learn from the best teachers in the world without moving from their current location. The internet’s interactive nature allows students to learn at their own pace and can be applied to many different subject areas like test prep, vocational training, career and business skills.
The internetwill facilitatethe classroom of the future. But it is a fact that there is a huge gap between rural and urban areas in terms of access to quality teachers, and that gap is becoming more pronounced. With online learning, anyone can access the top teachers and study from them at any time.
Going forward, the world will see more technologically advanced platforms being used to improve the experience of learners. One such example is the usage of learning management systems, which is currently the most widely used software in the education sector. Also, other technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality are likely to be adopted more in the future classroom. Online education is set to boom in the coming years. With the increasing demand for up skilling, particularly in the area of test prep and examination courses, online courses will become the norm for professional education. This is especially true in the area of banking, medical, recruitment and other exams that have a broader social impact. Online learning is a revolutionary step in bringing education to the masses. Not only does it provide unprecedented access, but also allows for students to learn from the best available teachers, regardless of where they live, or their socio-economic status. With this opportunity, students will now have the power to learn not just offline, but also from the best of global resources and teachers, all available online.