Date
22 February 2024

Understand the need for hybrid learning

Understand hybrid learning as a transformational approach that provides continuous quality learning for every student.

Understand the need for hybrid learning

Understand the need for hybrid learning

Hybrid learning is not just a response to Covid 19 disruption. It is a transformational approach that allows students to learn anytime and from any place.

Hybrid learning:

  • Withstands the impact of disruptive events, and seamlessly provides continuity of quality teaching and learning for all learners.
  • Provides flexible and tailored options that cater for diverse learners.
  • Caters for individual circumstances including times when on-site learning is not possible for students.
  • Addresses the demands of increasing diversity in our learning population and communities.
  • Allows learning to be responsive, authentic, engaging and personalised.

Use the six principles of hybrid learning

Use the six principles of hybrid learning

“Hybrid learning is about designing schools and a system with greater agility and ability to respond quickly to disruptive events, and to the increasingly diverse needs of learners.”

Quoting Derek Wenmoth, Futuremakers.nz

Understand ākonga benefits for hybrid learning

Understand ākonga benefits for hybrid learning

Visible learning is one of the keys to a hybrid approach. Visible learning allows ākonga and whanau to know what is being learnt, how it is learnt and to have access to the resources that support the learning.

With hybrid learning, ākonga:

  • can learn any time from any location.
  • can learn at different times and at their own pace.
  • have flexible options for learning to suit their needs and circumstances.
  • can continue to learn when there is disruption to onsite learning at school or in their personal lives.
  • can collaborate and connect regardless of the setting.
  • can take more ownership of their learning.

Understand hybrid learning concepts

Understand hybrid learning concepts

Derek Wenmoth introduces the concept of hybrid learning, and explains why it is a key strategy for building resilient learning organisations.

Recognise and responds to diversity with hybrid learning

Recognise and responds to diversity with hybrid learning

Hybrid learning allows ākonga to continue to learn when face-to-face attendance is temporarily impacted. For example, nearly one in four young people are diagnosed with a mood and or anxiety disorder that could impact face-to-face attendance. Source: Ministry of Health

Hybrid learning approaches have the potential to increase equity by helping some students overcome barriers which limit access to education such as geographic location, illness or disability, as well as supporting continuous learning at times of disrupted learning.

Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Use hybrid learning approaches”:

Return to the guide “Curriculum accessibility”

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