Hybrid Education

What is Hybrid Education?

Hybrid education is a new modality for learning, integrating the benefits of in-person engagement and the flexibility of learning outside of the formal classroom. This flexibility especially facilitates learning in context as students maintain their work and ministry while completing their degree online. Additionally, students are able to progress through the course and engage the course topics at times that are convenient to their ministry.

How does it work?

Hybrid education utilizes the online learning platform Moodle to facilitate course instruction. This includes providing space for assigning and submitting assignments, distributing lectures (videos or written) and relevant reading materials. Moodle also allows for online discussion groups among students where insights, learnings, and perspectives can be shared within the class. In addition to online participation and engagement, students will also occasionally meet in-person to build relationships and connections with faculty and fellow students.

Is Hybrid Education Right for me?

Hybrid education is an ideal option for women and men serving in ministry or professional capacities who require flexibility. Hybrid education makes degree programmes more accessible than ever before within your context.

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Flexible

Flexible

Engage the course material at times that work for you.

Accessible

Accessible

No need to relocate to study. Continue your ministry while completing your degree.

Contextual

Contextual

As you’re further equipped, new learnings can be applied right away to your work and ministry.

PGD Hybrid Education is now open in Addis Ababa and Hawassa centres for applicants who want to study online.

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Hybrid Education: FAQ

Hybrid education is a new modality for learning, integrating the benefits of in-person engagement and the flexibility of learning outside of the formal classroom. This flexibility especially facilitates learning in context as students maintain their work and ministry while completing their degree online. Additionally, students are able to progress through the course and engage the course topics at times that are convenient to their ministry.

 

Two years. Currently, the Hybrid modality for PGD is offered only as part-time, therefore requiring two years to complete all the coursework.

No. Course and enrolment fees are the same for all programs of study, whether in-person or through hybrid modality. Contact the Registrar’s office for more information.

No. Students are responsible for ensuring access to a laptop or computer to access course content online. Additionally, students enrolled in the hybrid modality must ensure sufficient access to internet in order to participate in the course(s).

Courses are facilitated and taught through Moodle, an online platform used around the world. Upon enrolment, students will receive access to Moodle as well as orientation and training on how to navigate and utilize the platform for their courses.

Yes! The application process is the same for all programmes of study, regardless of whether it is in-person or hybrid format.

At this time, students enrolled in Hybrid modality are limited to part-time study.

On the one hand, Hybrid is more flexible, allowing students to complete course work when it is most convenient. However, all courses will require some engagement and participation at specific times (e.g., a live lecture or discussion facilitated via Zoom or some other platform). Additionally, self-discipline is required to ensure regular participation and assignments are completed according to the course syllabus. And students will still need to commit the same amount of time for hybrid as in-person: the time normally given to an in-person lecture will need to be filled with watching a recorded lecture or other work. All students, whether hybrid or in-person, are required to complete the same number of hours of work based on course credit hours.

General questions about Hybrid Education can be sent to the Hybrid Education Coordinator at hybrideducation@egst.edu.et. Questions about admission should be sent to the Registrar’s Office at admissions@egst.edu.et. For information regarding your EGST email address, contact the ICT Office at ictoffice@egst.edu.et.

Exams take place in both Addis Ababa and Hawassa, depending on applicant’s location. Prospective candidates will be informed by the Registrar’s Office of the time and location.

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