The pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has altered the higher education landscape. As academic institutions throughout the world continue to address the global health problem, there is a need to examine various instructional approaches, such as online, hybrid, and blended learning. Therefore, this descriptive article provides a SWOT analysis of blended and hybrid learning to aid the education sector in properly communicating knowledge and information to students.
- The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the landscape of higher education. As academic institutions worldwide continue to deal with the global health crisis, there is a need to examine different instructional approaches, including online, hybrid, and blended learning methods.
- A detailed Strengths–Weaknesses– Opportunities–Threat analysis of blended/hybrid learning has been presented. An evidence-based approach on how instructors can combine the best of both traditional and online instruction to offer engaging learning experiences for students.
The highly infectious coronavirus illness of 2019 (COVID-19) has significantly impacted several institutions, including public and private school systems and institutions of higher education, on a global scale. The epidemic has wreaked havoc on the education system, increased the burden on academics and staff, and compelled many institutions, universities, and schools to shut down or function with severely restricted resources to reduce the risk of infection. With mounting deaths and damage, one has to be cautious about reopening educational institutions since moving “too soon” may further exacerbate the situation (Dhawan, 2020; Rapanta et al., 2020).