Many educators believe that blended learning is the best solution to today’s educational challenges. But what is blended learning? Why is it important? And how is it different from what you’ve done before?
Blended Learning Defined
Blended learning can be defined as the mixing of face-to-face teaching and online learning. Students have some choice over where they study (at school, at home or somewhere in between) and when they study (during school hours, in the evening or at weekends). But it is still the teacher who decides the extent of the choice, as well as which elements of the student’s education are completed online and which elements are completed in the class.
With the rise of learning platforms, teachers and students have access to a shared online learning environment that only they can access. This enables the teacher to set up and manage online activities where students can chat, share knowledge, ask questions, access learning resources and complete work online – without the fear of random internet users stumbling across the information.
Implement Blended Learning Into Your Classroom
For step by step instructions for creating your own blending learning classroom environment, download our “Recipes for Classroom Success” ebook, which has recipes for flipped classroom and blended learning as well as other tips for increasing teacher productivity.