LAHORE: It is time to move beyond a blend of traditional teaching and online instruction, to something more.
The hybrid model combines the best of in-school and remote learning, with digital engagement. It is more than a quick fix to disrupted learning. It is a way to enhance and accelerate learning by providing student-centered approaches to meet diverse learner’s needs.
According to press release issued by Microsoft, technology has been a critical enabler for learning and should also play a crucial role in moving towards quality learning in a hybrid model. Educators are fast putting into place systems to make sure that the gains made are solidified through clear educational transformational plans.
Around 50 percent of today’s jobs require some element of digital skills. By 2030, that figure will jump to 77 percent, with a host of new technologies changing not only the types of jobs we will see but also the skill sets required to succeed in them. Echoing this is McKinsey’s August 2021 Opportunity Youth report, which notes that the next generation of youth in the MENAP region will be entering a radically changed labor market.
Today’s students will need more than just a diploma: they will need digital savvy and real-world skills that make them more employable in the future of work context. As a result, education systems will need to nurture traditional IQ alongside digital literacy and skills, while also equipping learners with the tools they will need to independently innovate, create and collaborate in a global digital economy that will require agile, resilient mindsets, the press release said.