Court-Ordered Blended Learning in Indiana Juvenile Detention Delivers Results

This is a great example of how blended truly offers the best of both worlds — online and onsite learning experiences. Students needing greater flexibility in their education benefit from the advantage of asynchronous online learning without losing the benefit of human interaction in face-to-face instruction.

‘Part III Section 6 called specifically for “a “blended” instructional model that provides both traditional classroom instruction and web-based instruction, individually tailored to students’ needs.”‘

Here’s a link to the post: Court-Ordered Blended Learning in Indiana Juvenile Detention Delivers Results | eLearningInside News

Bookmark: Why Teachers Need Systematic Support for Blended Learning

K-12 teachers need more support in adopting technology, and blending a course requires more than simply adopting technology, according to a new article in The Tech Edvocate. An additional challenge that is alluded to in the article is that it’s quite difficult to change — let alone transform — teaching practices that are not already accepted within a school or district’s culture of education.

Here’s a link to the post: Why Teachers Need Systematic Support for Blended Learning – The Tech Edvocate

Bookmark: Blended learning – From ancient Greece to the digital age

University World News has written a post comparing blended learning’s emphasis on social participation through digital spaces to participatory community / educational practices from the past. The article alludes to the learning time advantage  that can enable active learning that we wrote about in Essentials for Blended Learning:

The deepening of knowledge that traditionally occurs outside of the classroom during homework activities is now happening inside the classroom where the majority of the time is spent reinforcing application, analysis and evaluation of concepts as opposed to rote memorisation and retention of information.

Here’s a link to the post: Blended learning – From ancient Greece to the digital age – University World News