Perhaps the perfect metaphor for blended learning is the opposite of an old saying, “You can have your cake and eat it, too.” Blended learning combines traditional face-to-face instruction with online learning.
Since the advent of markers and poster board, classroom learners have created projects. Most adults have bittersweet memories of book reports in the form of book covers, dioramas of specific time periods, or posters demonstrating the water cycle.
The flipped classroom blended learning model reverses the typical in-class and out-of-class learner responsibilities. The traditional model of a higher education class has learners listening to lectures in-class and completing mastery work at home. The flipped classroom asks learners to study the new information. Then, learners discuss the material or apply the material to projects in class.
In a typical course that uses the flex model of blended learning, learners interact with online components and the instructor during the same class period. Recently the word “flex” has come to mean having options and having control. Both describe the flex model.
Some institutions are launching online programs without a clear grasp on how this step impacts education. Furthermore, publishers should be aware of three main challenges schools are facing.
Publishers know posting F2F materials in the LMS does not make effective online learning. Teachers need time and skill to create strong online learning. Administrators spent the fall distinguishing remote and online learning. Publishers need to be on the lookout for chances to explain.
By now, publishers know making personalized learning events is more than just digitizing current instructional content. When students drive their learning, they thrive. Likewise, when teachers facilitate student choice by using curated content, schools win. Providers should be aware of the following five examples.
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