5 reasons to applying hybrid teaching in your education startup

The hybrid teaching methodology – which mixes different formats and approaches when teaching a single theme – is already a reality in classrooms. The combination of expository classes with practical projects and digital interaction tools, for example, is a way of maximizing the learning process, meeting students needs and giving them more freedom and autonomy in the studies.

 

Here are five reasons to invest in digital solutions for education:

 

1- Demand

People of the so-called Generation Z are those who were born after the 1990s, that is, they grew up connected to the internet. For kids and teens of this generation, online life matters as much as offline life and it’s almost impossible to untie the two spheres. From entertainment to shopping, everything is done through digital platforms. The same happens with education: students increasingly demand the use of technology in the classroom.

 

2 – Consolidated trend

Hybrid education is already consolidated as one of the most important trends in the area of ​​education in the 21st century. The model is even highlighted as capable of promoting a true transformation in teaching, since it gives autonomy, stimulates creativity, team spirit and the entrepreneurial attitude. It is a one way road, which offers more security to those who bet on creating business that use technologies to improve education.

 

3- Scalability

Scalability is essential for a business survival within a dynamic economic environment. One of the aspects that makes a scalable business model and brings value to it is applying technology in its solutions. It allows revenue to increase out of a single initial investment, without a considerable increase in expenses over time, in an exponential expansion movement.

 

4- Recurrence

Having a recurring and predictable revenue is another advantage of betting on digital technologies. Working with a subscription model or a software, for example, is a great way to ensure business financial sustainability, since recurring customers cost less and are willing to spend more than new customers.

 

5- Investment

Although Brazil is the Latin American country that received most private investment in the education technology field in 2016 – a total of R$ 74 million – the country still attracts little capital for education compared to countries like the United States, China and Canada. One of the reasons pointed out by experts is the difficulty in accessing the potential and measuring the results of some technologies. Digital education solutions that can significantly impact the learning process therefore have more opportunities to raise funds in a market that is still growing.

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