5 Reasons Why Blended Learning is Digitally Forward

When the pandemic abruptly caused the world to shut down, education, too, was largely affected. Education, an important human right for growth and success for an individual in society, was so hampered that it took weeks and months for educational institutions to pivot traditional in-person curriculums to a digital module with the aid of technology. Almost three years later, despite many upheavals and challenges, a hybrid module has almost become the norm. And that brings us to Blended Learning.

What is Blended Learning?

Blended learning is a combination of using physical, face-to-face learning with digital or online components using technology to create a holistic learning process for the modern student.

Globally, strides are being taken to emphasise Blended Learning. For example,

India’s National Education Policy 2020 is digitally forward. The governmental thrust for the digitisation of education has come in the form of several initiatives, such as NROER (National Repository of Open Educational Resources) providing e-content for students and educators, DIKSHA (Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing), a national repository of high-quality resources on foundational literacy and numeracy, and national online schooling and courses. The government has also focused on preparing students for new-age industries through high in-demand skills such as innovative and technological capabilities, and interpersonal competence.

As logistics answers to increasing demand, it also supports the e-commerce industry which is witnessing exponential and unprecedented growth. With all this action in the foreground, the industry deals with a widening skill gap and shrinking labour availability.

This is understandable as automation and AI will continue to make employee skills obsolete, creating a deficit in employee proficiencies. Again, this is true across sectors.

As the landscape evolves minute by minute, if teams are not prepared to learn on-the-go and anticipate challenges, then businesses stand to lose on many fronts. A member survey from Association for Talent Development (ATD) reveals how lower efficiency tops the list of business impacts of the skills gap, followed by missed opportunities for the organisation.

What are the Benefits of Blended Learning?

  • Integrates technology

Blended Learning extends the classroom to home through technology, opening the education door to all through the medium of apps, games and quizzes making learning accessible.  No longer does a student have to be shoehorned into physical spaces. This accessible format in turn helps educators moderate students’ learning and aids guardians keep watch over their wards’ progress.

  • Offers personalised learning

Blended Learning doesn’t have to be time-bound or pressure-bound making it very flexible. Students can engage with study materials at their own pace on devices. Not every student is equipped to pick up lessons easily, and this form of learning bridges the gap between slow and quick learners by personalising the learning process.

  • Boosts efficiency

Planning lessons becomes efficient and time-saving for the educator to provide a student with digital assets such as videos, quizzes and e-learning modules that can be completed and assessed. In turn, this efficient planning helps students plan their schedule.

  • Enhances engagement

Blended Learnings makes full use of supportive digital resources such as videos, audio books, e-learning modules, tables, graphs, infographics, etc. to provide all students with a greater engagement opportunity with courses, thus improving their educational achievements.

  • Improves learning experience

Blended Learning gives students autonomy over their learning within reason, allowing them to choose where, when and how to study. This automatically increases a sense of ownership of what students produce in classrooms and has in turn led to better graded results.

These benefits play a key role in getting students ready for the future workplace. However, transitioning to a Blended Learning model requires educational institutions to foster and promote collaborations with e-learning development companies already in the learning space, like 21CC Education where you can learn anywhere, anytime. We provide the digital backbone to education institutions with our well-researched and proven body of work, ranging from e-learning modules to gamified app-based learning that has helped global companies reskill and upskill their workforce. We work extensively with government bodies, educational institutes and diverse companies across the globe, ranging from freight forwarders and warehouse management to delivery riders. Our expertise and insightful methods will help create a well-balanced, realistic Blended Learning module that will help students gain a foothold in the workplace right from the start.


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