Six Models of Blended Learning: Part 1

June 06, 2018



In our previous blog posts in this series we looked at the most commonly used blended learning models, the flipped classroom and station rotation. In this and the subsequent post, we will be looking at particular contexts for instituting blended learning and discuss which models fit those particular uses.

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Dynamic Education and Digital Tools: The Content and Critical Thinking

May 30, 2018

 


This is the second of two blog posts discussing dynamic education and digital tools. Previously, factors to consider when creating a learning interaction were examined. In this post, specific examples of these factors are shown as well as digital tools and how they play a role in critical thinking on behalf of the students.

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Lesson of the Week Recap

May 29, 2018

Catch a recap of all the amazing lessons YOU, our users are creating!

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The Station Rotation Model of Blended Learning

May 25, 2018



After looking at the flipped classroom model in our last post, this time we will be discussing the benefits of another frequently used model, rotating stations. While the flipped approach is the dominant model in higher education, the stations approach is the most popular in the K-12 school environment. That is due principally to the fact that this model combines great flexibility—with a variety of customization and supervisory options—with multiple peer collaboration possibilities. We will examine each of these in more detail.

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Dynamic Education and Digital Tools

May 23, 2018

 


This is the first of two blog posts discussing how education has evolved over the years and how the responsibility of the teacher has grown. Technology is a big part of both of these and this first post examines how technology is being incorporated into online education and key factors to consider when creating online content so that it is beneficial to both the student and teacher.  

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Implementing Blended Learning

May 21, 2018

 


This is the third, and final, in a series of blog posts addressing various aspects of creating a blended learning environment. In the second post (Designing for Blended Learning (Is it Right for You?)), we discussed what factors to consider when you're thinking about redesigning a course for blended delivery. In this post, we discuss the implementing of a blended course and the upfront planning involved.

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Designing for Blended Learning (Is it Right for You?)

May 17, 2018

 


This is the second in a series of blog posts addressing various aspects of creating a blended learning environment. In the first post (What is Blended Learning and Why it Matters), we discussed what blended learning is and how to structure your course to make it successful for both educators and students. In this post, we discuss what factors to consider when you're designing for blended learning delivery.

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What Is Blended Learning & Why It Matters

May 15, 2018

 

 

This is the first in a series of blog posts addressing various aspects of blended learning. In this post, we discuss what blended learning is and how to structure your course to make it successful for both educators and students.

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Benefits of the Flipped Classroom Model of Blended Learning

May 15, 2018
In the initial post of this series, we discussed the most frequently used blended learning models. This post will focus on the first of those, the flipped classroom. We will discuss its specific advantages, which, as stated in the first post, are primarily in the greater degree of flexibility of content delivery and in the increasing interactivity the format enables for in-class meetings. We will look at both of those in more detail, as well as at ways to optimize set-up for teaching a course using a flipped model.
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Blended Learning Models for Higher-Ed and K-12

May 07, 2018

 


This series is a follow-up to the series on blended learning from last fall. Those posts, based on a course I teach regularly, discussed the basic what, why, and how of blended learning. In this new series, we will be widening the focus, starting with a discussion of different available models of blended learning for both higher-ed and K-12 schools. That will lead into a discussion of the particular benefits and drawbacks of each model. We will also be looking at the related issue of how to tailor a blended learning approach to achieve maximum benefits for all students, through personalized learning and sticky content. Finally, we will look at the opportunities to expand the reach of the blended/online course through the use of mobile technology and micro learning.

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