Hybrid Learning provides a digital, interactive and employed teaching experience in the classroom and, at the same time, ensures the same learning experience for remotely attending students.
Teaching and learning methods have changed once and for all since the epidemic began. The sudden outbreak of Kovid-19 has forced everyone to adopt virtual mode for educational purposes. With the epidemic slowly fading and educational institutions slowly opening up, smart hybrid learning seems to be the way forward.
The role of a student’s computer was previously limited to occasional use in the classroom. With the rise of the epidemic-driven digital transformation, computer systems began to play a larger role as educational capabilities and paved the way for the era of hybrid education. Although mixed and e-learning concepts have been around for some time, hybrid education seems to be the way forward in the post-epidemic era.
Hybrid Learning provides a digital, interactive, and employed learning experience in the classroom and, at the same time, ensures the same learning experience for remotely attending students. Students can now study at home, on the playground or outside the classroom while traveling.
Implementing hybrid learning in one of the largest education systems in the world:
India’s formal education system is one of the largest in the world, with more than 340 million children. These huge numbers bring with them a number of challenges, which can be tackled using hybrid learning. This could help India move forward on its growth journey.
By taking advantage of hybrid education, a number of challenges can be successfully mitigated, including high costs, geographical distance, overcrowded classrooms, and access to quality education.
The introduction of hybrid education answers the challenge posed by this epidemic to both classroom-teachers and students.
Teachers have more freedom to customize and deliver the curriculum. Students are empowered to complete their education in an environment that combines recent technological advances with hands-on interaction.
In the post-epidemic era, hybrid learning offers a variety of opportunities in the education sector.
The government is also interested in combining technology with education.
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has earlier said that the National Education Policy 2020 is based on four core principles: accessibility, affordability, equity and quality. This means that the participation of technology companies is a key to the success of this policy.
Use of modern technology in the world of education
Many challenges await the journey of hybrid education. According to a recent survey conducted by YouGov and Terapinn conducted by Lenovo and Microsoft, a lot of opportunities in e-learning remain untapped, but at the same time, full range solutions are adopted.
For example, students and educators who use laptops or tablets for learning and teaching have not yet explored the full suite of learning solutions, including video conferencing applications, cloud-based document sharing, and remote access files.
The report also had several positives. Accessibility and flexibility are the main advantages of online learning, which includes the ability to access a wide variety of content and materials from around the world.
Academics have identified the concentration of teaching materials in an accessible online resource as an advantage of e-learning.
Provide hybrid classroom solutions:
To make hybrid learning a success at Ground-Zero, a number of solutions have been devised by technology companies.
Lenovo hybrid classroom solutions create more dynamic learning environments with all-in-one smart collaboration systems like ThinkSmart Hub, making it easy for students and educators to remotely connect, share and learn. VR devices and solutions like ThinkReality and Lenovo VR Classroom 2 allow teachers to get more involved and motivate students through virtual reality lessons that increase students’ understanding of content.
Nowadays, teachers are using the latest Lenovo Windows PCs and Intel vPro platforms, including business-class performance for classrooms, to power productivity-enhancing software, including learning management systems (LMS). These applications help teachers streamline access to their online classes, provide content and manage activities, all in one place.
Lenovo workstation devices can teach students vital skills that will prepare them for opportunities in engineering, media and entertainment, or other data-intensive professions.
The powerful Lenovo ThinkStations use first-class NVIDIA RTX GPUs to enable real-time collaboration and interaction with 3D models and photo-realistic visualizations. Students can connect remotely to this powerful desktop using TGX Remote Workstation software.
Lenovo ThinkPad P-Series mobile workstations can provide high-performance computing in portable form factor, enabling a more flexible approach to distance learning and collaboration.
Benefits of Hybrid Learning for Students:
Hybrid learning offers several advantages over both traditional and online education. Synthesizing the flexibility and security of learning from anywhere with the benefit of one-on-one interaction with educators, it offers students the best of both worlds.
Unlike traditional classroom teaching, where the student has to learn it from a single speech that cannot be repeated, in the hybrid method, they can learn at their comfortable pace. Also, different learning styles are available from which the student can choose.
Online-assisted learning is complemented by hands-on sessions on physical position, thus helping to dispel any doubts and at the same time create student-teacher bonds. The concept class is also available in the recorded version, which helps a student further understand a concept.
Digitally equipping students with the necessary tools:
Together with its trusted partners, Lenovo offers hybrid classroom solutions to support and enrich education at school, at home or in both cases.
Lenovo acknowledges the need to equip students with the tools they need. It is committed to providing students with the tools and PC experience they need to succeed in this new learning environment.
The technology giant seeks to create devices that are smarter and more affordable at the same time. Lenovo EDU combines hardware, software and services to provide a comprehensive learning environment. The full range of Lenovo EDU devices can withstand accidental injuries, drops and falls.
The keyboards anchored in the system can prevent the curious students from being separated. It keeps homework safe and secure with the advanced security features built into the Intel vPro platform.
Lenovo supports several K-12 schools and provides staff and students with the latest technology to support a productive learning environment with Lenovo Device as a Service (DaaS) for a small monthly fee. It ensures comprehensive technical management, helpdesk and support for students and educators on and off campus.
Make teaching easy:
Switching from classroom mode to virtual mode of learning was not easy because technology was quickly installed to close the distance between teachers and students. As teachers struggle to manage technology and focus on students, results are not forthcoming.
In addition to Intel vPro, Lenovo has developed a number of software – including the Learning Management System (LMS) to make the whole learning process easier and more interactive.
These applications help teachers streamline access to their online classes, provide content and manage activities, all in one place. With some systems, teachers can conduct and grade online assessments there. Such technology not only helps teachers increase their organization and productivity, but also saves time – the time they can use to slow down, regain their passion for teaching and connect with their peers.
Collaboration is also essential for hybrid learning, and nothing stops productivity on tracks like video conferencing issues.
Teachers deserve uninterrupted collaboration devices, clear audio-visuals and an intuitive UC platform. Proper training is essential for teachers to take full advantage of the new digital tools. Marrying technology instruction along with professional development will help teachers to truly integrate new technology and own its benefits.
Dealing with Cyber Threats:
Cyber-security risks are constantly increasing and expanding worldwide. Lenovo powered services equip all devices with cyber-security software and secure collaboration tools that ensure data security and student safety.
Lenovo ThinkShield provides robust multi-layered protection across hardware, software, services and processes, secures data and provides maximum protection.
Threats like ransomware, banking trojans, spyware, viruses, target attacks and many more are always lurking around and can take institutions offline, steal student data and cause financial loss.
Overall, we can safely conclude that smart hybrid learning is the future of education, which will provide a holistic environment for both students and teachers, and that the role of technology companies, including Lenovo, will be crucial in making it a success.
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