Evolution of Hybrid Learning through Technology
- 13 November 2021
Hyderabad, October 2021: The world has seen rapid technical advancements in the past 2 years that the paradigm shift left schools, businesses, and individuals scrambling with no choice but to adapt to a blended world of digitization and personalization. Oakridge International School, Bachupally has carved a niche in this technological world and has left no stone unturned in digitization and personalization.
The evolution of EdTech that has seen a surge of technological advancements with a host of options for interactive learning and customized
solutions for educational institutions have increasingly become popular in India and the response if not instant is highly beneficial. Rising stakes on working towards attaining digital citizenship only signifies that the education industry is investing in the future of the youth who are the leaders of tomorrow. The progress of unique teaching strategies and innovative methodologies aimed at reducing the disruption to daily life activities.
Varuni, Student of Grade 10 K CBSE at Oakridge International School, Bachupally says “Access to several applications added on innovative methodologies of learning that helped us enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our teachers gave us an opportunity to witness the essence of Virtual reality in all dimensions in Science. It was astonishing and exciting to explore science in this manner and has changed my perspective about virtual classrooms.”
In the recent months, adaptation of technology in our lives has become the new normal. To say that the transition was smooth is underestimating the potential of those involved in this phase of the Pandemic. Adjusting skills to a new model of communication was a challenge taken on by the school through several workshops and courses without disruption of schedules and priorities.
Shaya, a student of Grade 8B Cambridge Curriculum says “It is great to be back to school with the use of various Edtech tools learning has become interesting and fun and also very informative. The use of augmented reality gave us a clear picture of the models in science. Learning has become a part of our lives with various online tools, gave us an insight into the concepts deeper.”
Education in the present times has become a novel element which is explored widely by the teaching fraternity. They have taken education with technology to the next level.
“As a leading school, to run the hybrid learning model, our focus areas were not only limited to designing, teaching and learning strategies that make learning more collaborative and engaging; but also to provide world-class professional development and resources to our facilitators so that they can deliver with confidence and efficacy. At Oakridge, we nurture stakeholders’ well-being & encourage strong relationship with parents. The support and encouragement we received from all stakeholders have assisted us to transit from virtual to hybrid learning seamlessly.” – concludes Ms.Baljeet Oberoi, Principal, Oakridge International School, Bachupally.
About Oakridge International School, Bachupally:
Oakridge International School – Bachupally School, is a Nord Anglia Education day-school located in Bowrampet, Hyderabad. Oakridge Bachupally school is one of the Top 5 International Schools in Hyderabad and Telangana and has the proud privilege of being the pioneers of IB School in Andhra Pradesh and one of the largest providers of IB Education in India. The school has also been listed among the top 3 best international schools by Times School Survey and has been accredited with the prestigious British Council International School Award 2019-2022. The school is purpose-built to deliver the IB curriculum and to support our students’ growth, learning and development with the best placements in Indian and International Universities like Indian -BITS, IIT, VIT, University of Arizona, SCAD Atlanta, etc.