The Promise of Blended Learning

Education Elements

As one of today’s most promising models for learning, blended learning is growing rapidly across the country. But what is blended learning, and how can educators use it to improve student outcomes? In a blended learning environment, students learn through a combination of online instruction – with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace – and instruction in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home.

Choosing Your Blended Learning Model

Education Elements

Educators and researchers alike love to obsess over what model of blended learning a school should implement. A favorite question I get asked is: “OK, now that you’ve told us about all the blended-learning models, be honest, what’s the best one?”. Leaders

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

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A teacher has to teach over 20 students with different learning styles, skills and priorities, which is a challenging task, especially when the classroom time is limited. As you see, the blending learning has a bunch of benefits, but only when it is applied wisely.

10 keys to success in blended learning

Ditch That Textbook

In our eighth-grade math prototype and our elementary math programs, I’ve watched teachers as they adapt to blended learning. Ed Tech blended learning edtech educational technology flipped classroom formative assessment

Blended learning up close—really close

The Christensen Institute

Next-gen learning has fallen into this trap. But to date, there is little data that captures the intricate, hidden details like the photograph above—data on the actual day-to-day tactics unfolding in blended-learning schools across the country.

5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks I've Learned from Experience From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. This blog post is sponsored by PowerSchool Learning. Blended Learning Is Here to Stay.

IDEAL & Involved Instruction: Implementing Technology in Blended Learning

Digital Promise

As most of us know, effective distance and blended learning requires more than assigning an online curriculum and handing out log-in information; it requires teacher involvement. In addition, she gives practical strategies and tools for planning and implementing blended learning.

Unpacking whether blended learning works

The Christensen Institute

As practitioners and policymakers talk more and more about personalizing learning, traditional approaches to instruction—which tend to optimize for increasing average student outcomes—must significantly shift. Many in the field pose the question, does blended learning work?

Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

We are beginning to see more and more innovative uses of technology not just to personalize, but also to make the learning process more personal. This, combined with relevance grounded in authentic contexts and applications, empowers students to own their learning.

The secret element in blended learning

The Christensen Institute

By definition , online learning is part of any blended learning classroom. It is the key innovation for enabling student-centered learning at scale. Given this fact, it’s easy to get caught up in thinking of technology—devices and software—as blended learnings’ core, defining feature. The most important element in blended learning is one that’s been in classrooms for centuries. Technology with learning needs students – 0.57.

7 must-knows from blended learning’s early adopters

eSchool News

Earlier this year, the Highlander Institute, The Learning Accelerator and The Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. 3 Make Students Agents of Their Learning.

With blended learning, plan on change

The Christensen Institute

As schools continue to join the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory —the largest database of blended-learning schools—we are observing some important data trends that highlight how schools are approaching the blended-learning implementation process.

4 Ways to Blend Learning with InsertLearning

Shake Up Learning

The post 4 Ways to Blend Learning with InsertLearning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 4 Ways to Blend Learning with InsertLearning. Let’s discover four super cool ways to blend learning with InsertLearning. It’s learning on-demand!

Teaching like a champion—blended learning edition

The Christensen Institute

Last week, I spoke with a friend who helps schools launch blended-learning programs about what she sees as the biggest barriers inhibiting program success. By definition , blended learning gives students more control over the time, place, path, or pace of their learning.

Blended Learning Hype or Taking Us to New Heights?

The CoolCatTeacher

No, blended learning is NOT hype, at least not in my experience. However, I will say that I have seen people say that they are blending learning when it is not blended learning at all. Through all of this, here are some thoughts on blended learning today.

Blended Learning- Genuises at Work

P21 Blogazine

The Katherine Smith Geniuses, inspired by the support you get in the back of any Apple Store, are a group of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders who are in charge of the over 600 devices on our blended learning campus. Volume 3, Issue 1, Number 11. Driving Question: What if elementary students took over our school's technology program? "Hi, Hi, I'm a Genius ," smiles Eling.

How we improved our blended-learning program

eSchool News

Access to unlimited new information has created seemingly contradictory qualities in today’s students—more self-reliant and independent, but with a preference toward collaborative learning environments and comfortable learning with other students.

Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

Blended-learning proponents can point to a growing number of schools that consistently achieve extraordinary student learning results. Recently, I visited five blended-learning schools in Las Vegas and the San Jose area that are earning accolades for serving low-income and minority students and achieving strong student learning outcomes: Dr. Owen C. So what does high-quality teaching in these blended-learning schools look like?

Find The Model That Works For You: 12 Types Of Blended Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Find The Model That Works For You: 12 Types Of Blended Learning by TeachThought Staff Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical spaces. Learning blended learning

Go Bold School: Old School + Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Weston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick helps us how to go bold school with blended learning. Old school plus blended learning = bold school. Book: Bold School: Old School Wisdom + New Technologies that Work = Blended Learning that Works.

Uncovering what works in blended learning

The Christensen Institute

To scale effective blended and personalized learning environments, we first need to develop a better understanding of what learning approaches work, for which students, in what circumstances. For more, see: The inconvenient truth about personalized learning.

Getting started with blended learning

eSchool News

Blended-learning classrooms often move seamlessly between online and offline activities, so don’t cancel those copier maintenance contracts yet. Blended learning has helped me become a more effective and efficient educator.

Building a blended-learning leadership pipeline

The Christensen Institute

By definition, blended learning incorporates the human touch. In an effective blended-learning environment, students benefit not only from the flexibility and individualization that educational software can offer, but also from new and varied interactions with adults in the classroom. As more and more schools consider going blended, are we paying sufficient attention to the human side of the blended equation?

Bullish on blended-learning clusters

The Christensen Institute

An increasing number of regions are trying to create concentrated groups of blended-learning schools alongside education technology companies, which may be key to advancing the blended-learning field and increasing its odds of personalizing learning at scale to allow every child to be successful. One question is which, if any, of these emerging potential blended-learning clusters will succeed.

Blended learning enables meaningful personal interaction

The Christensen Institute

Conversations around blended learning often focus on devices, software, and classroom layouts, but some of the most powerful benefits of blended learning are the ways in which it allows teachers to have richer and more meaningful interactions with students, parents, and colleagues.

5 education trends of the future catapulted by blended learning

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note: This story is Part 3 of our April series on Blended Learning. Click here to read Part 1 on what makes a blended learning initiative fail. Click here to read Part 2 on what blended learning really looks like in the classroom.].

4 myths about blended learning debunked

eSchool News

Through the process of blending my practice, I have learned that the material I am teaching is not as important as the soft skills I am fostering in my students for their future. Here are some myths about blended learning that will help you get started.

Is blended learning really “the best of both worlds”?

The Christensen Institute

You’ve likely heard the declaration that blended learning combines the best of online learning and face-to-face instruction, or simply, is “the best of both worlds.” Using this type of language when referring to blended learning, however, is problematic for three reasons.

Getting Blended Learning Right in Your School

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When implementing a blended learning model, it is important for schools to be aware of key components and steps to integrate into their plan. Although it may seem easier to dive right in, schools cannot go technology-first into a blended learning model.

Blended Learning Reflections and Notes from the #NAISToF Conference

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This year''s conference is titled "Exploring Together: Blended and Online Learning" and focuses on four themes: blended and online learning, student health and well being, student assessment, and accreditation. 4 Essential Elements of a Blended Classroom: a.

Digital Magic in My Blended Learning Classroom

P21 Blogazine

That said, my 5th grade students and I blend different digital tools on a daily basis into our PBL units of study. Depending on what we're studying, what they need to do, their interests, or where we are in a project based learning unit's cycle, I make our technology choices.

Teachers Express Their Concerns about Blended Learning

FuelEd

Contributor: Renae Abboud Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 2:00pm Blended learning implementation in the education space is gaining momentum all over the globe—yet teachers have varying degrees of comfort with this innovative model of instruction. Administrators who understand the teachers’ concerns can personalize professional development and consulting needs to address the essential instructional component in blended learning

How Malaysian schools are tackling blended-learning challenges

The Christensen Institute

Malaysia has a very unique education system: over the past two decades, the government has invested millions of dollars in equipping all 10,000 public schools with not only computer labs, but also the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). In our newest report published in conjunction with the WISE Initiative , we found examples that illustrate that blended models are not about the tech itself but about the creative instructional models that educators manage to wrap around the tech.

Blended learning’s unfulfilled promise: Saving teachers time

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning should help solve this problem. But data we’ve gathered from the field through surveys and interviews with teachers suggests that the time-saving benefits of blended learning are often not coming to fruition. Here are a few reasons why blended learning may not live up to its time-saving potential. . Blended learning has upfront costs. Online student learning data can be hard to access and interpret.

Blended Learning - what is it, pros/cons, tips and resources

Educational Technology Guy

Blended Learning Classroom Introduction The blended classroom is designed to meet the individual needs of student by allowing teachers to personalize instruction. Blended learning combines face-to-face and online instruction. blended learning flipped classroom

Blended Learning in a First Grade Classroom

P21 Blogazine

Driving Question: How can an experienced teacher reimagine and redesign her teaching by creating her own blended learning model? During this past school year, my first grade students and I entered into a new realm of teaching and learning. We created a 1:1 blended learning environment. August 25, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 9, Number 12. I use the word "we" because it was a path that we traveled together. I must admit that I had my reservations in September.

Empowering Students and Teachers with Blended Learning

P21 Blogazine

Whenever I told people that I am a blended learning coach, I'd often get a quizzical look. "A What's a blended learning coach?" Just as frequently, I'd also get the question: "What exactly is blended learning, anyway?" August 20, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 9, Number 9. Driving Question: How might the work of district leaders transform daily instruction? A what?