The COVID-induced move to hybrid learning could lead many institutions to evolve and innovate in myriad beneficial directions

3 things that could make hybrid learning permanent


The COVID-induced move to hybrid learning could lead many institutions to evolve and innovate in myriad beneficial directions

Institutions turning to a hybrid learning approach during COVID-19 could be on their way to becoming more student-centered, according to a recent report.

Research from Deloitte’s Center for Higher Education Excellence and Strada Education Network explores changes in three critical areas–academic affairs, student success, and the campus workforce–that may contribute to a more permanent hybrid model at universities.

COVID-19 forced an abrupt shift to online learning on campuses across the globe, and with that shift came an increased focus on longstanding issues such as tech infrastructure and financial sustainability.

But “in the long term, however, the staggering disruption to higher education’s traditional residential, face-to-face delivery model may also have an upside: a radical reimagining of the way colleges and universities conduct operations and serve their students,” according to the report.

Laura Ascione