Hybrid Learning combines Ed-Tech/online learning opportunities with in-person learning communities. Here are some of the pioneering organisations which support this approach:
Kubrio is an online school for kids aged 8-18 years. They plan to partner with entrepreneurial educators and parents around the world to create in-person centres (or ‘dojos’), so students can have the opportunity to have the best of online and offline learning, and community.
“Uncover Learning Opportunities Anywhere You Go. Take your online learning into the real world.”
Kubrio was founded by worldschoolers and so the idea is that families can join established learning communities while they’re travelling the globe.
You can listen to this InspirEd podcast in which Vlad Stan, co-founder of Kubrio discusses the future of hybrid education with Christopher Pommerening, the founder of LearnLife (see next listing below).
Learnlife is a group of changemakers united by a passion to create a new lifelong learning paradigm. They envision that collaborative learning communities will become the problem-solving champions in a world where agility, creativity and innovation will be needed to solve future challenges. In Barcelona, they are growing their first learning hub, an innovation community where they explore the new learning paradigm.
They are looking to expand their offering to include online learning.
Omnis Education provides an international, online learning platform:
Omnis Education supports conventional schools as well as ‘pod schools’ and ‘micro schools’ [or learning communities] with everything needed to set up and provide a world class education for your children.
At KaiPod Learning Centers, 8-10 online learners or home educated young people come together in-person to work on their coursework and collaborate with their peers, supported by a KaiPod Coach.
“Kaipods are in-person learning pods for online learners and homeschoolers. Your child gets a community. You get support.”
You can find Kaipod learning centres in various locations in the US.
Brave Generation Academy (BGA) offers structured hybrid (online and offline) programmes based on the British International Curriculum for learners from the age of 12 years. BGA helps them through their learning journey and “enkindles a sense of passion” within them.
They currently have hubs in Portugal, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola and Kenya. Watch this space as more hubs will be opening in Europe and the US very soon!