Hybrid and Distance Education
As the Covid-19 pandemic impacted all aspects of our lives, it also led to a big transformation in schools, prompting educational institutions around the world to adopt a new educational design that is in line with the paradigms of the 21st century. The current situation requires education to be planned and implemented with a multi-channel approach. Hence, in the framework of its mission and principles, Hisar Schools have prioritized models that allow for a flexible and communication-based structure that can be adjusted to all kinds of changes and challenging conditions without any compromise to the scientific approaches. In accordance with these priorities, we stated in our strategic plan that all academic processes are to be planned and implemented in line with the blended learning approach that can be defined as combining face-to-face and online learning tools and strategies to improve learning.
In 2019-2020 academic year, we maintained the distance learning model until the end of the academic year, switching to the emergency distance learning period on March 23, 2020 due to the pandemic. After the schools were closed on March 13, 2020, at Hisar Schools, we made a quick and efficient transition to the distance learning procedures on March 23, 2020 thanks to the digital systems and the enhanced technical infrastructure we had already been using as a natural part of our academic processes. Within the scope of this transition, we managed to migrate the entire educational ecosystem to digital environment, along with analysis, planning, and design steps, all of which we had been handling with the utmost care, and successfully carried out the implementation process. At Hisar Schools, we are proud to have maintained 120 school days with face-to-face learning, and 65 school days and 26,328 hours with distance learning. Thanks to our students’ wide participation, we completed all the subjects and obtained each acquisition in our curriculum.
In 2020-2021 Academic Year, alongside ensuring a flexible system that allows for a quick adjustment in the curriculum and practice processes, new practices are also implemented in various matters including the enhancement of measures and checking of health safety and new hygiene habits, redesigning the ceremonies and gathering events where students come together, and providing support in case of absenteeism.
As part of the measures taken against the pandemic, our Back to School plans concerning how the education will be implemented in the 2020-2021 Academic Year are summarized in three different scenarios: Schools Are Open - “New Normal”, Hybrid Learning Model, Distance Learning Model.
At Hisar School, we have laid the groundwork for all these scenarios and we have also taken measures on the highest level that will ensure the health and safety of our students and employees on campus. In this section of our website, you can find detailed information about the distance learning and hybrid learning models that we have been implementing at our school since March 23, 2020.
HISAR SCHOOL DISTANCE LEARNING POLICY
Technology and innovation are natural parts of Hisar Schools’ education process. Our aim is to have our students graduate as active and productive individuals who are equipped with the knowledge and abilities that can be adapted as required by today’s world and can develop innovative solutions through different perspectives when confronted with a problem.
As accessing knowledge becomes easier, the importance of being “connected” to the Internet and each other increases with each passing day. These connections can become meaningful, productive, ethical and safe only through the right guidance. Technology not only paves the way for a dynamic relationship between the teacher and the student, but it also helps creating learning environments aimed at collaboration, and ensuring that learners make progress at their own pace.
To reach these goals, our perspective and approach towards the distance learning period is to deliver sustainable, shareable, and manageable content and education to all our shareholders under all circumstances and challenging conditions. We are aware that social interaction, face-to-face communication in real time, instant feedback, and many extracurricular activities are priceless but we are also determined to maintain the daily learning routine in the distance learning period.
This document is created to reflect our perspective towards the distance learning period and share our school’s approaches, policies, and plans on this subject. You can find the Hisar Schools Distance Learning Policy by clicking this link.
Within the framework of pandemic measures, our Back to School plans on how education will take place in the 2020-2021 Academic Year were planned under three different scenarios; "New Normal, Hybrid Education Model, Distance Education Model. Read more...