How online learning allows Indian students to pursue their hobbies : The Tribune India

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New Delhi, January 20

While more than 9 in 10 (91%) Indian students believe that online learning complements the traditional classroom approach, more than 8 in 10 (83%) of them say that the hybrid learning model makes them given more time to pursue their hobbies, a new report aired on Thursday.

Better comprehension through a blended online and in-class learning approach, more personal free time to pursue hobbies, and longer memory retention emerged as the top reasons students prefer blended learning .

Blended learning has also reduced learning interruptions due to extreme weather or other public order issues that impede the movement of people.

“Alarming levels of pollution, heat waves, floods and many other natural calamities have often led to unplanned school closures. However, with the adoption of blended learning, learning can continue uninterrupted” , according to the HP India Future of Learning Study 2022.

Along with students, 98% of parents and 99% of teachers attribute continuity of learning to online education, and they want to continue online learning in some form even after traditional classes resume.

“The shift to digital learning has enriched student-teacher interactions while ensuring the safety and comfort of everyone involved. During this transition, students and teachers have also discovered a better work-life balance. privacy, increased efficiency and more insight-based teaching delivery,” said Ketan Patel, MD, HP India.

While teachers highlight work-life balance as one of the top benefits of online learning, 82% said they need more tools to facilitate better online learning .

Nearly 74% believe they need more training to use technology tools that could improve their teaching skills.

Limited social interaction has been one of the most salient impacts of Covid-19.

“Students are eager to return to school to interact with their peers and participate in sports and extracurricular activities,” the report said.

The students surveyed believe that they could make more friends during classroom learning and that the physical presence of teachers around them made them learn better, he added. IANS

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