Back to School: Hybrid Learning


Meher Azeem Hakro
Since Covid-19 began to spread around the world, people’s lives have become more difficult as lifestyles have changed rapidly. In the context of the coronavirus, new methods are being devised and used to run each sector. Every country in the world is going to digitize every sector including their education, health and business so that people can continue their education, shop and do business from home.The hybrid model of learning, which is currently in use around the world after the spread of the Covid-19. It is a way of learning that combines traditional and modern ways of learning. Hybrid learning models are a combination of traditional learning styles and innovative methods. In this type of learning, some students and teachers are present in the classroom, while some students and teachers are available with them online,this is how the process of teaching and learning works.The prolonged closure of schools during Covid-19 has been a challenge for students, teachers, parents and governments. The government should establish a mechanism by which the educational damage caused by the coronavirus can be easily remedied, rather than just announcing the closure of schools. Countries that have reopened schools are already moving towards a hybrid education model. Hybrid education should be designed as part of a broader strategy to transform the education sector to make it more efficient, equitable and sustainable, for students, teachers and parents. The sad fact is that we have not made any preparations for the educational activities keeping Covid-19 in mind. However, almost two years have passed since the outbreak but we do not have basic facilities in educational institutions. Internet and computers are not available in schools, nor have any teachers been trained. We are still teaching in the traditional way from primary to university level. The pandemic is spreading and becoming difficult to continue our education. The following suggestions are being provided to the authorities for consideration:
• A “hybrid curriculum” should be designed keeping in mind the student’s level which should be modern, scientific and interesting. • Teachers should be given full curriculum training. • Create 30% ‘hybrid classrooms’ in each institution. • Provide computer, internet and other required tools to teachers and students. • Make interesting videos with the title of each article. • Ensure Internet access in the homes of teachers and schools. • Upcoming exams can also be taken online, so students can avoid wasting time. Hopefully, with these suggestions, we can reduce our educational shortcomings to some extent, and students will be able to continue their education at home during the lockdown.