4 Models of blended learning to implement in the classroom


We can all agree that the phrase “blended learning” is well and truly a part of the modern-day discourse on education; so much so that academics have begun to curate a universal definition, as well as identify sub-themes and genres of the concept. 4 Models of blended learning.

Snow days show why schools, blended learning matter

The Christensen Institute

No, this isn’t another piece about how online learning can allow students to continue to learn even when school is canceled because of snow—although online learning could arguably help a select number of parents who can work from home solve the problem faced when this happens. Instead this is a piece about how important physical brick-and-mortar schools are in our communities and why, even as online learning grows, those schools likely won’t be going away.

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My 2011 Edublog Award Nominations

The Web20Classroom

And we should honor everyone who works tirelessly in schools and in education everyday to make learning better for kids. The stories she shares about her learning and the learning her kids do in her media center help affirm that there is goodness out there in education.

2011 Virtual School Symposium

The Electric Educator

This week I am hanging out in Indianapolis at the Virtual School Symposium sponsored by the International Association for K12 Online Learning ( iNACOL ). conference online learning

5 Trends to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

Note: This is the second of my series "5 things to watch in 2011" Future installments will include: Five companies to watch in 2011 Five people to follow in 2011 Five technologies to watch in 2011 Five blogs to read in 201 Reverse Instruction is an innovative instructional strategy that was originally used by chemistry teachers Aaron Sams and Jon Bergman. Blended Learning is the combination of face to face and online instruction.

Why this school is thriving after implementing a 100% blended learning model

eSchool News

This Blended Learning Model is Working. VGV is the “come-to-fruition” vision of Founder and Superintendent Dr. Robert Pilkington who was asked by RIDE in 2011 to create a “brick and mortar” charter high school with a fully virtualized curriculum using Edgenuity e-courseware.

Edgenuity Acquires Compass Learning to Expand Online, Blended Learning Reach

Marketplace K-12

Edgenuity today announced its acquisition of Compass Learning, bringing together two well-known ed-tech companies whose digital offerings will now span kindergarten through 12th grade. headquarters and the Austin, Texas, offices of Compass Learning. Compass Learning provides intervention and skills instruction in math, reading, and language arts for K-8. On its website, Compass Learning states that it serves more than 2 million students and 70,000 teachers across the U.S.

10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses

Nik Peachey

I also wanted to use a form of loop input (using the technology to teach the technology) so that teachers were learning about the technologies they could use with students by actually using them for themselves.

Reflection of ISTE from a Newbie


Their incredible commitment to building teachers up so they can create learning-centered classrooms is honorable. First off, I''ve learned so much from the Connected Principals Blog , that it was exciting to see the faces and hear their voices in person. Share your learning.


Do You Make Your Learning Transparent to Others?


Do you make your learning transparent to others? And as much as possible share the learning process with the person or people looking to you to help answer a question or figure out a process. What does it look like to admit and show your learning?

Connecting in PLNs


Connecting I want to connect with innovative educators who are passionate about learning-centered classrooms. I am rewarded when I learn and can help others grow, because of the impact it makes on the students. Blended Learning/Flipped Classroom Edublogs Challenges One-to-One PLN

Can technology solve the achievement gap?

The Christensen Institute

An Education Week article reported that in 2011, “black and Hispanic students trailed their white peers by an average of more than 20 test-score points on the NAEP math and reading assessments at 4th and 8th grades, a difference of about two grade levels.” In the traditional educational model, school attendance is critical because students don’t learn important academic content unless they are actually in class when the teacher covers the content.

"Always On" Education with Project Share #SXSWedu


Notes from a breakout session at South by Southwest Edu 2011 Presenter: David McGeary, Harris County Department of Education, Digital Learning Specialist McGeary helped build the first version of the Texas Tour in ProjectShare Hybrid or blended learning fills the gap between what we teach in the classroom with what they do in the real world. There are multiple models of hybrid learning, but it all boils down to interactions.

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Supercharge Student (and Teacher) Financial Literacy With #PowerofEcon Day on April 26

The CoolCatTeacher

Created by CME Group and Discovery Education, Econ Essentials is designed to help high school students learn economic principles through the use of real-world examples. 2PM: The Power of Content dives into interactive learning modules on finance, fuel, and the food system.

eLearning at Universities: A Quality Assurance Free Zone?

Mark Smithers

Over the last couple of months I have been asked to help a university (that will remain nameless) in its transition to a newer version of of its Learning Management System (LMS). Not sensitive data but just the learning content itself.

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Accessing Knowledge and Expertise

Connecting 2 the World

You know, we’ve had experience with blended learning solutions where people may…take some elearning kind of as prerequisite before they get to the classroom training. This whiteboard roadmap was then used as a basis for the Top 10 List learning object outline. So for example, if I’m doing a…eh, a learning object on medication, ah, understanding the range of medication and the contra indications from medication.

The Number of Students Taking in Online Courses Is Quickly Rising, But Perceptions Are Changing Slowly


In both K12 and higher education options for students to take whole courses, blended courses and—in some places—entire degree programs online are more prevalent than ever. But that expansion doesn’t necessarily correlate with how the public perceives the quality of online courses, historically questioned for its lack of rigor and limited measurable learning gains. Then they want to talk to me for 45 minutes about how bad online learning is.

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Charter schools tackle shortcomings of college

The Christensen Institute

In 2011, for example, the KIPP charter school network revealed that, of those who were old enough to be eligible, 33 percent of its 8 th -grade graduates had graduated from a four-year college. By 2011, the network had achieved national acclaim. For the first time, their alums were being asked to truly learn on their own and figure out how to navigate their school’s requirements largely by themselves.

What the closure of 2 bootcamps means for the industry’s future

The Christensen Institute

We also believe we are in the very early innings of the era of renewable learning. Bridging that gap is one of the greatest challenges facing the developed world today, and the adoption of AI and machine learning will only compound that challenge. We’ve had a successful enterprise business since 2011, and one of the reasons we’re somewhat insulated from the volatility education businesses often experience is because a significant portion of our revenue comes from employers.

Success with Online High School Courses: From Probation to Graduation for More Than 600 Students


Blended Learning Success. The solution was created in 2011, using funds provided by United States Department of Education, when the Marshall staff designed and implemented the Pathway to Accelerated Student Success (PASS) program. .

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Why I Still Believe in the iPad’s Positive Impact on Classrooms


The MLTI (Maine Learning Technology Initiative) program coevolved with the technology available. In May of this year, the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) program offered schools the opportunity to “refresh” their Apple devices, i.e. turn in their devices for newer models, including the iPad Pro. With new digital tools comes new forms of learning experiences, and new learning experiences require addressing class management head-on.

Complete Versatility in a Public School Setting

Tom Murray

The Quakertown Community School District, winner of the 2011 iNACOL Innovative Program Award, has been highlighted by Michael Horn, author of “Disrupting Class,” on numerous occasions for its self-blend educational model. is a rare breed among public schools, as all students in grades 6-12 have a full menu of both cyber and blended learning options.

Make P.E. great—for the first time?

The Christensen Institute

When I first began researching the field of online learning in K–12 education, I was surprised to learn that one of the most popular online offerings was physical education (P.E.). As a CrossFit enthusiast since 2011, that was something around which I could wrap my head.

The Pivotal Role Movement Plays in Learning

A Principal's Reflections

“ More blood means more energy and oxygen, which makes our brain perform better.” – Justin Rhodes Spending time in schools as a leadership and learning coach has been some of the most gratifying work I have done. Recently I was conducting learning walks in Edward K. 2011). 2011).

BlendKit 2017 launches


Since 2011, the University of Central Florida has offered “BlendKit,” a free six-week online course for folks who want to learn more about blended learning. News Strategies distance learningThe 2017 edition launched on Monday, but there’s plenty of time to enroll. The first of five live webinars will be Monday, March 6 at 1:00 pm Eastern (US) time. In the […].

The power of ed-tech in the developing world


We focus a lot on the K-12 system of the United States in our blog , and I thought it would be fun and interesting to explore how countries in the developing world are facing their specific educational challenges with blended learning models. Zaya Learning Labs. E-learning

How m-learning is transforming online education


That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning. Defined as a way to facilitate education through the use of devices like smartphones and tablets, m-learning is also a lot more than that. If someone has to learn, they can learn – period.

Focusing on the Process: Letting Go of Product Expectations

User Generated Education

I focus on how to learn rather than what to learn. I’ve addressed this in Freedom to Learn : In order to facilitate these desired elements of learning, I believe it is important to focus on the process of learning rather than the products of learning.

[Guest Post] The Future of Learning is Now

Education Elements

The Jaquelin Hume Foundation’s mission is to accelerate the implementation of high quality blended/personalized learning in America’s schools. However, with the publication of “Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns,” the conversations changed and the idea began to gain traction. Personalized learning is an idea whose time has come. Personalized Learning Education Leaders

How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide


Personalized learning has been an education buzzword for several years. A recent survey of by the state education technology directors association, or SETDA, put personalized learning at the top of the list of state priorities. So did they learn?

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled


He is currently the chief product officer of Renaissance Learning, which acquired myON in 2018. They bought other companies to try to blend assessment and curriculum as they also continued publishing. Renaissance just acquired Schoolzilla , which was launched in 2011, for this reason.

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Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education

Leadership Lounge

Lesson learned? Charlottesville launched its 1-to-1 student device initiative, Blended Learning to Advance Student Thinking — also known as BLAST — in 2011. Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education.

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In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

And we're serving more and more students who are just learning English. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient. A recent study within a number of school districts, including the Middletown City School District, showed significantly greater academic growth in blended learning versus traditional classes.

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Best time to build a love of STEM? It’s after the school day ends, research says

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. A STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative includes 37 communities across that United States that are dedicated to supporting research-based efforts to spread STEM lessons to children – inside and outside of the classroom. The study was published in 2011 in the International Journal of Science Education. “It’s Read more about blended learning. K-12 News Expanded learning time STEM


Adapting to the New Classroom


Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. District leaders began a search for adaptive and blended learning solutions.