The Indian education system has witnessed massive disruption due to the onset and ongoing impact of the pandemic. With the resulting rise in online learning, how educators teach in the classroom has also changed. The HP India Future of Learning Study 2022 found that 98% parents and 99% of teachers surveyed attribute learning continuity to online education. In fact, an overwhelming 91% of students believe that online learning supplements traditional classroom learning.
The study found an overwhelming preference forthe Hybrid learning model across
students, teachers and parents and they want to continue with online learning in
some form even after traditional classrooms resume.
Hybrid learning can reduce learning disruptions due to extreme weather conditions or
other law & order issues that hinder movement of people Alarming pollution levels, heat waves, floods, and many other natural calamities have often resulted in unscheduled shutdowns of the schools. However, with the adoption of hybrid
learning, learning can continue uninterrupted.
Ketan Patel, MD, HP India said, “Technology has emerged as a savior in these challenging times and this influence is evident in learning as well. The hybrid learning model blends the benefits of online resources and in-person interactions of a traditional classroom setting to enhance the quality of learning. The remarkable shift towards digital learning has enriched student-teacher interactions while also ensuring the safety and comfort of everyone involved. During this transition, students and teachers have also discovered better work-life balance, increased efficiency, and more insight-based instruction delivery. Backed by The HP India Future of Learning Study 2022, I believe that digital learning is going to play a pivotal role in creating a more efficient and effective hybrid learning model.”
Students like online learning for the flexibility and convenience Despite the early challenges of online learning, students find immense benefit in the autonomy and flexibility it offers. Online learning allowing students to study at a convenient pace has been the key highlight across students (61%), parents (65%) and teachers (81%).
From entertainment to learning, India has largely emergedas a video-first country. Across students (63%), teachers (57%) and parents (61%), study material in the form of video content is the most preferred format.
Impact of Online learning on Teachers & Students: While teachers point out work-life balance as one of the key benefits of Online learning, 82% of teachers surveyed said they need more tools to facilitate better online learning while 74% feel that they require more training to use technology-based tools that could enhance their pedagogical skills.
PC emerges as an ideal choice for hybrid learning: Among the respondents, 88% teachers,72% students and 89% parents believe that PCs are ideal for digital learning among students. In fact, 79% teachers recommend a migration to PCs forefficient online learning.
Printer supports learning and creativity for students: Among the respondents, 75% of the teachers preferred to have easy access to printers so that they could print documents and their students’ homework. Translating learning into an experiential learning while allowing students with a more holistic experience, students and teachers are also deploying printers as a key device that aids education. While 82% students believe that students can achieve better learning outcomes with printers. Moreover, the convenience of easily accessible notes and practice sheets are a clear standout among teachers, parents, and students.