Defining personalized learning and blended learning: Is there a difference?

The Christensen Institute

To understand the nuances of personalized learning—and why it’s not solely tech-centered, though technology may be a critical lever for scale—it’s important to define what personalized learning is…and if it’s different from blended learning, it’s often interchangeably applied concept.

Do we gain by debating the merits of blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

On Monday, I had the opportunity to take part in a spirited debate about blended learning at the iNACOL Symposium in Orlando. The debate focused on blended-learning research and what it tells us about blended learning’s effectiveness. Below is my take on how we should interrogate the efficacy of blended learning in a manner that actually helps practitioners solve their most acute problems. Does blended learning work?

10 Sites for Blended Learning

Technology Tidbits

What is Blended Learning? It''s a smorgasbord of teaching strategies that uses analog and digital technologies to teach and learn. 4] Schools with blended learning models may also choose to reallocate resources to boost student achievement outcomes. [5]

Leave little to chance with a discovery-driven approach to blended learning

The Christensen Institute

Almost every educator I’ve asked about leading a blended-learning initiative has expressed that building a blended program is a process, not an event. The design guide is based on Heather Staker and Michael Horn’s design advice in their 2013 book Blended.

Why schools are shifting to blended learning in Brazil

The Christensen Institute

For the past few years at the Institute, we’ve heard stories about Brazilian teachers trying out blended learning. To explore these trends more deeply, we published our first international blended-learning research paper in November, Blended Beyond Borders , in partnership with the WISE Initiative. Through these partners, we administered a survey to capture whether and why schools were going blended. Blended learning can give students more options.

Blended Learning in Action- The Next Generation of Education!

Saving Socrates

This past week, I had the pleasure to formally observe one of our terrific high school teachers, Rebecca Cohen, using blended learning in the classroom (thanks to our BOLD, blended online day schools grant). Rebecca full utilized a rotational model embedded in our blended learning classroom. Students really took ownership over their own learning and exercised good judgment in terms of timing and structuring their day.

10 tools for blended schools

eSchool News

With many schools now practicing blended learning, it can be helpful for educators interested in blended-learning programs to know which edtech tools are being used. Let’s take a look at 10 top edtech tools in blended schools.

Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu

Shake Up Learning

The post Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu. YOU can empower your students with this 4 C’s learning menu! What is a Learning Menu?

A Quick Return to My #EdTech Foundations

The Playground Advocate

He's a super smart guy whose own expertise in this area is exceptional, so he wasn't really likely to learn anything from my response, so much as he was looking to see what wrinkles I might add to his own thinking. EdTech makes learning more authentic and meaningful.

Back to School with G Suite: 6 Activities for the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post Back to School with G Suite: 6 Activities for the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. teachers are gearing up for back to school–gathering ideas, planning lessons, and getting their classrooms ready for learning. How do you learn best?

Personalized learning and sound curriculum—two sides of the same coin

The Christensen Institute

Two weeks ago, Education Next published a blog post I wrote about the need to focus demand and funding for open educational resources (OER) on facilitating personalized learning. The real cause for our perceived disagreement stems from the ambiguity around the term “personalized learning.”

35 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 35 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications). learning management system). language learning platform). Learn Zillion.

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Yes, Kinder CAN Use Chromebooks!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It is not a coincidence that I tapped Christine to share a Dynamic Learning Experience for my book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic. Shake Up Learning 2018.

The Secret of Team Allocation in a Flipped-Classroom Environment

Fractus Learning

In a flipped-classroom, blended learning environment with team-based learning it is important to consider the formation of students teams. The course design is a two hour weekly flipped-classroom, blended learning environment with 42 students per seminar.

Levelling up in the ed-tech integration process: the SAMR Model

Neo LMS

Grasping the distinction between blended learning and ed-tech integration is critical for teachers in the process of enhancing their lessons and classrooms with tech. At this stage of the continuum the student still remains passive in the overall learning process.

15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn more about how to use Google Keep from my Google Keep CHEAT SHEET (free download) , and be sure to check out all of the Google Keep resources I am creating and curating.

Leveling up in the ed-tech integration process: the SAMR Model

Neo LMS

Grasping the distinction between blended learning and ed-tech integration is critical for teachers in the process of enhancing their lessons and classrooms with tech. At this stage of the continuum the student still remains passive in the overall learning process.

Leveling up in the ed-tech integration process

Neo LMS

Grasping the distinction between blended learning and ed-tech integration is critical for teachers in the process of enhancing their lessons and classrooms with tech. At this stage of the continuum the student still remains passive in the overall learning process.

Amplify Voice through Social Media #CUE18

wwwatanabe

Giving students a platform to exercise their voice, and listening to learn and understand, makes an impact on learning, academic discourse, class/school/district culture and climate. Blended Learning/Flipped Classroom Voice

Competency-based legal education

The Christensen Institute

In this new environment, law schools need to reimagine themselves as educators for students interested in learning about the legal services sector, not simply those seeking a JD. Online, competency-based learning reverses the traditional relationship in education between time and student learning. In the traditional educational model, time is fixed while each student’s learning is variable. Centrality of competencies, learning outcomes, and assessments.

When Teachers Build Edtech, Awesomeness Ensues—and Here’s Why

Edsurge

But for good learning to happen, customization is a non-negotiable. In fall 2014, Khan Academy quietly released a PDF document that told teachers which Khan Academy exercises are most relevant to students based on their MAP scores. Kamal Pannu, who was a 5th grade math teacher back then, began manually assigning Khan Academy exercises to students using this guidance. “I Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

Four Ways You Can Use Data to Create a Personalized, Teacher-Driven PD Playbook

Edsurge

With this simple exercise, you have identified an area of need—as well as a valuable SME who is already overcoming the challenge. When at all possible, get your teachers out of familiar environments and give them opportunities to watch, engage with, and learn from other experts within their own district in locations like classrooms or schools that are unfamiliar to them. I worked in the same school—doors down from my wife—for three years.

What’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, after two exhilarating and exhausting days at the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, R.I., which we cohosted with our partners at Highlander Institute and The Learning Accelerator), I boarded an evening flight back to D.C. Just after takeoff, a school principal from Virginia seated in the row just ahead of me poked his head through the seat to ask: “So, what’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?”.

Paper: Flipped Classroom Works When Students Cooperate

K-12 Schools - Education News

The UK National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has revealed the benefits and challenges of flipped classroom learning for mathematics. The experiment took place in Secondary 1-3 classes of Mathematics in which teachers used Khan Academy in a flipped learning implementation.

How teachers can go blended (when they’re the only one)

The Christensen Institute

About the author: Casey Lynch is a K-12 education research intern with the Christensen Institute focused on interviewing and profiling schools in the Blended Learning Universe Directory, and a rising 8th grade English teacher in The School District of Philadelphia. Many teachers interested in implementing blended learning may be deterred by challenges in their school contexts. Students complete gamified learning exercises on Siyavula’s Everything Maths at home.

Start the New Year by Articulating Your WHY

Catlin Tucker

I’ve worked with so many school districts that are embracing technology and blended learning models, but they do not communicate why this shift is important to teachers. How will this create more dynamic and relevant learning? An Exercise: What’s Your Why?

How Flexible Seating Can Transform the Classroom and Improve Student Engagement

MIND Research Institute

Flexible seating options can include low tables, couches, a cushion or rug on the floor, clipboards, tray tables, bean bag chairs, exercise balls, wheeled chairs, standing desks and more. Educators Share How Seating Choice Leads to Student Engagement in Learning.

Finding ‘personalized learning’ and other edtech buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

The Christensen Institute

As Clayton Christensen recently said to me, just as people have taken the phrase “disruptive innovation” to justify whatever they already wanted to do, people are using the phrase personalized learning—and a whole host of other terms—in a similar manner. What is personalized learning?

Let’s retire the ‘gifted-and-talented’ label

The Christensen Institute

But in a day and age where we can move past our factory-model schools and personalize learning for all students, such that students can move at their own pace and not grow bored or disengaged and can dive deep into areas of passion, should schools be in the business of placing labels on students designed to sort them? His school transformed his class into a “blended-learning” environment to personalize the learning.

Math Journals: Adaptive Software + A Metacognitive Practice

Catlin Tucker

As a blended learning coach, I often see students at the elementary level rotate through a station rotation lesson like the one pictured below. Although I appreciate the value of adaptive software, it is important to pair online practice with a metacognitive exercise. Learning

Giving Students Flexibility With Competency-Based Education

Digital Promise

I wanted to see teachers guiding their students through individualized learning, units that are unique and cater to the multiple learning styles, and technology-rich classrooms that aided in the whole competency-based approach to learning. Interestingly, what I saw were classrooms that on the surface looked quite traditional, with students working on the same lesson or exercise.

#SmartSeries Refresh | Smart Series Guide to EdTech Procurement

Digital Learning Now

A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. In partnership with: Digital Learning Now , Foundation for Excellence in Education.

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.

App of the Week: Adaptive math for flipped or blended classes

eSchool News

Redbird Advanced Learning Mathematics is a digital curriculum platform for in-class or blended learning use that incorporates robust, research-based adaptive technology.

Giving Voice to the End Users in Districts’ Technology Decisions

Digital Promise

This blog post is part of a series that highlight different stakeholders' perspectives on purchasing practices for K-12 personalized learning tools. On a short written exercise students had no preference between the physical keyboard and the on-screen keyboard. Richard L.

Investing in leadership capacity: The amazing, wonderful District 59

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here’s what we discussed… Day 1: The Big Picture: Start With the Why – How is the innovation decade going to change learning of, by, and for young people? – Transmedia – Blended learning models – Personalization v. We also had fun as we learned.

Finding ‘Personalized Learning’ and Other Edtech Buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

Edsurge

As Clayton Christensen recently said to me, just as people have taken the phrase “disruptive innovation” to justify whatever they already wanted to do, people are using the phrase personalized learning—and a whole host of other terms—in a similar manner. Peak of Inflated Expectations: Personalized Learning. Today’s most hyped phrase, personalized learning, is nearing Gartner’s peak of inflated expectations among the chattering class of education thought leaders and philanthropists.

The economics of educational nonconsumption in the developing world

The Christensen Institute

Lastly, tablets can be loaded with other free online content—including encyclopedias, quizzes, exercises, and reference materials—that provide educational value far beyond that of the learning materials found in a typical textbook. The most powerful innovations for education in the developing world will likely come from blended-learning models that expand the reach and augment the effectiveness of the teaching force.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

In recent years, education has evolved to the point where learning can take place anywhere and at any time, usually beyond the walls of the traditional learning space. What are the challenges of these new learning environments? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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Endowments on trial

The Christensen Institute

Ostensibly, the inquiry relates to how colleges use their endowments, but ultimately the question before the Committee is whether these wealthy institutions deserve the tax breaks inherent in their nonprofit status—this is an exercise that Congress has been through before.