Distance learning is on the rise, due to the Covid-19 safety measures. However, there is still a need for in-person schooling. Hybrid distance learning combines face-to-face classes and distance education. Here is everything you need to know about it.

What is Hybrid distance learning?

Hybrid distance learning is a combination of distance learning and in-person teaching. Depending on the institution’s rules, students may decide which classes they want to attend and which they want to watch online. 

Benefits of hybrid learning

Hybrid distance learning aims to provide students with a good study experience.  It offers many benefits, such as:

  • In-person classes 
  • Just enough freedom 
  • Flexibility 
  • Interaction

In-person classes 

Hybrid learning is a combination of both distance learning and traditional learning. Therefore, it fills the need that some distance learning students may have for in-person classrooms. 

Just enough freedom

With hybrid distance learning, you will have the freedom to choose where you want to study. However, there are set class schedules. This gives students freedom of choice, while still making sure that they study without becoming lazy. 

If you are a distance learning student and do struggle with laziness, read more about how to stay productive, here.


If you are not able to attend classes on the scheduled times, you can watch the recorded class later. This will be beneficial for students who work and study at the same time.


Hybrid learning allows students to ask questions during the lessons, regardless if they are in class or watching from home.

Students should always try to make the best out of their education experience. Therefore, if you are a distance learning student, make sure to join a discussion forum for all your questions.

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Limitations of Hybrid distance learning

Students may not have access to certain study materials that would have been provided in class. For example, the necessary computer program. 

Other options

Although Hybrid learning is a great option, there are other paths to follow that are just as good.

Distance learning gives you the opportunity to study at your own pace while gaining practical experience.

To read more about other types of learning, click here

Study with Bellview

Bellview Institute is a distance learning college that offers career-developing courses. With us you can obtain accredited qualifications, while working at the same time.

Take a look at our entire course selection, here.

At Bellview you will receive many benefits, such as all year registration and assistance whenever needed.

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Author: Simoné Coetzee

Last Updated: 22 January 2021

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