In today’s day and age, there are very few things that can’t be learned online. An educator should no longer be a person who just imparts knowledge to his students. With students having access to knowledge through their touch screens and voice recognition phones, there’s very little scope for traditional knowledge imparting.
According to the World Economic Forum, not since World War II have so many schools temporarily closed across the world for the same reason. The impact of the virus on education is definitely unprecedented. It has surely given educators and education experts to rethink strategies. While many made the shift to virtual learning, the question lies as to what would be the long-term effects on education because of the pandemic.
1. The rise of blended learning
The education sector had already embraced virtual learning before the pandemic hit the world. In fact, certain courses were only offered online. However, the pandemic has forced educational institutions of all sorts to embrace a hybrid model of blended learning. Educational institutions have also realized the true potential of digital technologies and how it can complement face to face learning.
The blended learning model facilitates flexibility, increases accessibility, boosts student retenti