Benefits of remote or hybrid learning Launched By TSC
Since its outbreak in 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has been a seismic shock to the status quo, upsetting long-held traditions and ways of doing things, disrupting the norm and creating new norms.
Remote learning occurs when all learners participate in the lesson online, whereas hybrid learning occurs when some learners participate in the lesson online and others participate in person.
Perhaps it is in this context that the Teacher Service Commission decided to implement remote/hybrid learning programs to benefit students in areas where teachers are in short supply.
The government is testing an online teaching strategy that will provide students with access to quality education even during disruptions such as the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and English will be live-streamed from the host schools as part of the pilot program, which will target 12 schools.
During the two-month pilot period, live streaming will concentrate on science, math, and English lessons delivered by two primary schools.
Although plausible, the concept is fraught with difficulties. Difficult, but not insurmountable, challenges. A supportive infrastructure is critical to the success of remote/hybrid learning.
In this case, the government, school administrators, and teachers set up and maintain the system. Remote learning works best when all of the cogs on the wheel are turning at the same time.
Remote/hybrid learning, like anything else, has its ups and downs, its highs and lows. And it is critical that everyone involved understands and prepares for this. To be prepared, even, and to avoid any potential pitfalls.
Remote learning has the following advantages:
This concept, also known as distance learning, works to make learning available to students who, for whatever reason, are unable to attend classes in person.
Whether it’s a sixth-grade student using Google Classroom to stay on top of their math coursework or a college student tuning in to an online lecture during downtime at their day job, remote learning opens up new avenues for learning.
Education becomes more flexible as a result of distance learning. When learning is moved to a remote classroom, teachers have more leeway in structuring their classes and developing and evaluating assignments.
Students, too, can work on their schoolwork whenever it is most beneficial to them, unless there are specific times for class, meetings, or lectures that they must attend.
Teachers and students save time, money, and energy by not having to commute, which can then be used to develop strong lesson plans, research, and assessments.
Remote learning allows students to work on their coursework at their own pace.
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Because there is always so much ground to cover in such a short period of time, instruction in the physical classroom can sometimes be too rapid.
Remote learning, on the other hand, allows students to work on their coursework (relatively) at their own pace. Remote learning has the potential to level the playing field between different types of learners.