Earlier this year the United States, just like most countries across the globe, witnessed the life-altering impact of COVID-19 first-hand. In particular, students and educators saw their usual routine completely turned upside down as they were unprepared for the vast impact the virus would have on how students learn and how education settings operate.
Unfortunately, with the majority of children still not back in the classroom and a second wave upon us, it is vital that schools, students, and educators are ready for the further impacts this will have. As part of this, they need to be aware of the options and solutions available to them to ensure teaching and learning can continue as seamlessly as possible, whatever the future holds.
Adopting a hybrid learning system is perhaps the most logical thing to do in many educational settings, as it could prove pivotal in ensuring schools remain able to operate and students remain able to learn in the coming months as COVID and potential lockdown measures continue.
Hybrid learning may not be a perfect solution for everyone, but it is an excellent buffer between the well-known classroom education and the sometimes too-techy virtual one. In a hybrid learning setting, both educators and students get to use a lot more edtech during the school day without completely losing the much-needed face-to-face interaction.