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How to Break Hybrid Learning Roadblocks with Virtual Learning Solutions
There is no one right science to learn hybrid. However, knowing what potential pitfalls are involved and how to avoid them can help you implement a winning strategy. This eBook from Adobe Connect gives you all the insights you need to overcome obstacles by choosing the best virtual learning solution. Before giving a hidden preview of what’s inside this guide, let’s take a look at some essential hybrid learning elements.
Specific features of a successful hybrid learning environment
There is no universal template for hybrid learning. Course developers, curriculum designers and even students can decide for themselves which combination they want to use. It is up to them to decide which online and / or offline tools they will actively integrate into their strategy. So, what resources and features are mandatory for effective knowledge transfer and retention? Here are the common features of all successful hybrid learning environments.
Social interactivity allows for autonomy without sacrifice
Students often choose to do something on their own, especially when it comes to personal growth. Online learning allows us to chart our own path, but this one-on-one training journey can be lonely and can go wrong without any support. The offline portion of your hybrid course allows for self-paced learning but there is still room for collaboration. Successful hybrid learning environments respect personality and autonomy, as well as the importance of non-formal learning opportunities, such as the JIT library or social media tool that fills in the gaps after ILT sessions and allows students to explore different aspects of the subject.
Facilitates peer-based support and knowledge sharing
Of course, collaboration is one of the main drivers of hybrid learning tools. In a purely online environment, students have their own. But when the course is hybrid, they have direct access to fellow students who can help. To make this interaction fully effective, include an element of crowdsourcing. Invite students to go beyond chat queries or shared nuggets. Let them regularly upload interesting articles and external resources. You can even post a “Question of the Day” to students. Ask students to contribute ideas before closing it with a nicely bundled summary of the moderator’s teaching moment.
Employs mutual and consistent feedback loops
Having communication tools does not mean that you are using them to the fullest We all belong to the social media group which has ten or maybe hundreds of members. Yet there will be members who never contribute for one reason or another. You may even forget to be part of this “observer” crowd. In a hybrid learning setup, when educators find a student to be very passive, they can ask them direct questions to get the collaborative ball rolling. Of course, this has to be done subtly and tactfully because, if the student feels alone, they may become emotionally isolated.
About this ebook
How do you create personalized hybrid learning experiences and engage your distant students? This ebook can help you avoid the most common hybrid learning problems Here’s a brief glimpse of the main takeaway:
- Why web-conferencing platforms need to be custom-tailored for virtual learning
- Personalize the learning process for each member of your audience
- Overcoming accessibility barriers and providing equal learning opportunities
- Standardization of best educational practices for hybrid learning programs
- Empowering educators and fueling distant beginner engagements
- Creating a collaborative online learning community to offer ongoing support
Download the eBook Educators Guide to Overcoming Obstacles to Hybrid Learning with the Right Virtual Learning Solution to Overcome Barriers to Hybrid Learning Success