New Trends and Hybrid Courses

New Trends and Hybrid Courses

With Covid 19 knocking at our doors, the foreign education market is getting disrupted and tossed into uncertainty. Closed international borders and unrecognition of vaccinations have prevented people from travelling which have exacerbated this issue.

Many colleges are not considering SATs/GREs now and take direct admissions. This has brought about plenty of changes in the global education market.

In these times, distance learning has amassed wide popularity. Most educational institutions have implemented hybrid courses with a well-curated syllabus. 

What are Hybrid Courses?

Hybrid courses are a comprehensive educational model which merges online learning and face-to-face interaction to enhance the educational experience. This course design allows part of the courses to be delivered in India while the rest are provided abroad.

Why Hybrid Courses? What are the benefits?

Online learning and face-to-face interaction have their own merits. The aim here is to blend both to create a single learning experience that is devoid of weakness. The advantages of hybrid courses include:

1. Flexible learning

These courses address the uncertainty faced by students as they can be continued in India as well. This allows flexible teaching methods, learning schedules and communication between the students and their tutor. Students could now learn remotely from the comfort of their homes if they are unable to attend the lectures in person. Students who are great at self-management will have the freedom to revisit study materials numerous times and set their own pace in learning.

 2. Reduced costs

Hybrid courses cut down on costs dramatically. Online learning reduces instructor time as it brings in increased independent learning and peer-to-peer interaction with the use of teaching assistants. This reduces the cost of online courses and reduces the teaching time of lecturers. More students now enroll in courses for the same number of tutors. This is because online teaching facilitates better management and teaching quality as compared to face-to-face interaction in class.

 3. Simplified application process

Hybrid courses require only IELTS scores and no elaborate transcripts or Statement of Purpose (SOP). this brings great ease to the application process.

 4. College support

The colleges support the admission process in the first year. The currently enrolled students have their bonafide guaranteed and their visas are easily granted.

 5. Flexible options

The students have an option to choose between countries at the end of the first or second year. The courses could be pursued along with any ongoing course/degree with very little investment required. They could also opt for either a dual or a foreign degree.


Hybrid courses provide easy and flexible access to effective and deeper learning. Online education providers support such programs and connect students to schools that provide such courses.

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