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Hybrid Learning and its Benefits

Hybrid learning is a way of teaching that “combines face-to-face classroom instruction with online activities.” [1] In 2022 63% of students surveyed by Times Higher Education stated that hybrid learning was the ideal learning experience. [2]

There are various benefits to hybrid learning, but the biggest two are flexibility and accessibility.


In a study done by The Higher Education, 65% of students said that the greatest advantage of hybrid learning was the flexibility to choose between working remotely and in person[2], this allows students to work in a way that works best for them. Additionally, thanks to recordings, students can work at their own pace, rewatch lectures and go over the content they may have missed, don’t understand and want to go over again. One of the biggest benefits of hybrid learning is that students can access their work anywhere around the world at any time and on any device allowing them to choose how and where they would like to study. Lastly, if the need arises, students can easily transition into online learning without disruption.


Through hybrid learning, it is easier for students with additional responsibilities such as work and family commitments to maintain their education. Hybrid classes allow those currently working to improve on develop valuable skills at the same time. From an educator’s perspective, teachers can provide students with more one-on-one and individualised attention as well as reach more students globally. On the same note, educators can invite guest speakers from anywhere across the world, opening the door for students to obtain different perspectives. Additionally, when students require additional support, they have the opportunity to learn through group exercises and classroom-based learning. Finally, there are cost benefits as there may be fewer travel requirements.

At Education for Health Africa, we have embraced hybrid learning across all of our courses giving students the best of both worlds when it comes to their education. We have done this through online theoretical training and in-person practical days.

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