Blended learning happens when you mix the face to face classroom with online learning. While flipped classroom is a form of blended learning, it is not the only one. Today, researcher Thomas Arnett breaks down the eight types of blended learning and explains how they are being used to improve student outcomes. Listen now.
If you know how to use online tools, they can help you become a better teacher. Videos, online websites, and data analysis don't replace teachers, they help them. Many people misuse the term, so make sure that curriculum and course designers understand the terminology around blended learning so you're all speaking the same language.
Essential Questions: How Blended Learning Is Changing Teaching, Teachers, and Classrooms
- What is blended learning?
- What are some of the benefits and drawbacks of each of the eight methods of blended learning?
- How are some online-only virtual schools adding a face to face component to improve learning?
- What are some best practices emerging in course design?
Educator Resources from this Episode
- BIG NEWS! In February 2016, The Christensen Institute released Blended Learning Universe to help compare blended learning models. Excellent resource to share when you forward this podcast to your team.
- Blended Learning Definitions via the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation
Other Episodes and Blog Posts on Blended Learning
- Jon Bergmann: Preparing Your Students for Flipped Learning
- 7 Things Every Educator Needs to Know About Online Learning
- 15+ Teaching Ideas to Get You Excited About Teaching
- Flipped Learning Toolkit: Flipping Unflippable Classes by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams on Edutopia
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- Learn tips to help you deal with difficult colleagues and students (even those who "hate" you -- yes it is possible!)