The pandemic has brought about several widespread changes, especially when it comes to learning. When schools shut due to restrictions, millions of students across the world shifted to online classes.
However, as uncertainty still looms large, many schools have shifted to a hybrid model of education, with online resources replacing certain portions of the syllabus that would otherwise have been taught in the classroom.
It brings certain flexibility, enabling educators to rethink how a course is taught, how students access study material and interact with instructors and other learners.
“It also creates the possibility of holding classes with mixed groups, providing a personalised teaching-learning experience for both students and the teachers,” says Shashi Banerjee, Director of Education, Shiv Nadar School. But there are several drawbacks as well.
Hybrid learning has also opened up several avenues for the growth of edtech startups. Last year, online education startups in India raised a record $2.2 billion in funding, with the sector becoming the most funded by deal value for the first time.
Between January and August 3, 2021, edtech has been among the top three funded sectors in India, raising $1.9 billion across 80 deals, according to YS Research.
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“Earlier, parents and students thought of online as a not-so-serious option. Then in 2020, online became the only option.”