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.
The educational landscape is changing at an unrecognizable pace. Educational standards are undergoing rapid changes. Content creators fight to stay up to date. How can K-12 publishers keep up with the changes?
E-texts have advantages unparalleled by those of traditional textbooks that benefit K-12 publishers. This new-fangled model embraces digital textbooks.
The standards in NGSS are called dimensions because one is not subservient to another. Each of the three standards is equally important, and they all rely on each other.
To ease the transition from in-class instruction to online instruction, many educational publishers are moving their content online. However, these types of platforms don’t happen overnight. Educational publishers can use learning management systems that are currently available.
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Realize these gains by moving to a blended learning approach Blended learning is a mix of face-to-face instruction and online learning. Often modular in design, blended learning uses a range of learning items from video to online courses. One key advantage of moving...
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