Hybrid Coaching is a relatively new concept in India – but has gained high traction over the past year, thanks to the pandemic and the nationwide lockdown. Hybrid Coaching is an easy enough concept to grasp – it involves the integration of technology with the overall education process.
According to a survey, 10.00% of the coaching industry’s market share belongs to large, branded coaching institutes, another 10.00% belongs to educational technology companies, while the rest is fragmented between thousands of smaller, localized coaching centers. Over the next decade, education technology is poised to capture a much larger chunk of the market.
However, this does not spell doom for smaller coaching centers. They can reinvent their archaic instructional models to maintain their market standing by adopting digital tools and forming hybrid coaching strategies.
Technology can help teachers play to their strengths – teaching, solving doubts, preparing lessons, etc. while taking over tasks such as grading papers and identifying areas of weakness for students by using AI software equipped with AI-based learning functions to track performance and give personalized feedback. This is known as Daily Adaptive Practice (DAP), a modified version of the Daily Practice Problem concept.
Another core advantage of using a hybrid coaching model is the resultant homogeneity within the batches, which can be very advantageous for teachers.
Students can also greatly benefit from a hybrid learning model, as it allows them greater flexibility and control over their own education. This model can also give students access to a wider range of resources while preparing for examinations, where classroom and coaching instruction becomes another tool, rather than the primary source of receiving information.
Educational Technology also helps students monitor their progress in a much more comprehensive manner and can assist them in improving on their weaker areas. The hybrid model is gaining widespread acceptance in schools and tutoring institutions nationwide and is set to play a leading role in the future of education
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