8 Types of Blended Learning According to Research

Thomas Arnett Blended Learning

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?

[callout]Thomas Arnett will be presenting at ISTE 2016 on a panel discussing Best Practices in Blended Learning Classrooms: Pedagogies, Skills, and Tools for Teaching  along with Jonathan Bergmann, Aaron Sams, Stephanie Sandifer, and Mike Gwaltney. I will be moderating this innovative group of educators and researchers on Monday, June 27 at 8:30 am as they discuss blended learning best practices at ISTE 2016 in Denver.[/callout]

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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