Blended Learning

The latest news about blended learning, the combination of technology-based instruction with traditional, teacher-to-student lessons. This page including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Park Ridge sophomores Alli Yule, left, Megan Gasnick, and Claire Perez, each participate in separate classes during the work from home day.
—Jessica Kourkounis for Education Week

Districts Experiment With Virtual 'Work From Home' Days for Students

A growing share of the U.S. labor force works from home, and a handful of tech-savvy school districts in Alabama, Minnesota, and New Jersey have taken note. (February 16, 2016)

Spotlight on Blended Learning

Met with both praise and skepticism, blended learning dramatically shakes up the traditional classroom models. In this Spotlight, explore the costs, benefits, and drawbacks of this new approach to K-12 instruction.

Spotlight on Using Digital Content

With the rise of open educational resources and other digital materials, educators have access to more resources than ever. In this Spotlight, learn how teachers, districts, and publishers are navigating the expanding digital-content marketplace.

Digital Education Blog

03/22 04:59 pm | Future Ready Schools to Lead Digital Personalized Learning Institutes | Future Ready Schools will lead a series of eight regional professional development events to help schools grow digital personalized learning initiatives.

Related Webinars

Education Technology Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address the use of technology in the classroom, including 1-to-1 digital initiatives, blended learning, and more.

On-Demand Webinars

5 Ways to Make Blended Learning Work in Your Schools
For blended learning to succeed, districts need to understand the shift in teaching practice required. Newark Public Schools share how they support teachers and drive to better student outcomes.

Michael Horn on Using Blended Learning to Improve Schools
Michael Horn discusses how school leaders and teachers can design learning environments to harness innovation toward personalization, access, and equity at scale to unleash student engagement and dramatically improve student achievement.

5 Key Steps in Planning and Implementing a Blended Learning Program
Attend this webinar to learn about the 5 steps of implementing a blended learning program and the planning process, as well as best practices from educators who have done it.

Special Collection

Special Report on Blended Learning
In simple terms, blended learning is a strategy to combine technology-based instruction with traditional, teacher-to-student lessons. And it exists everywhere in school districts these days. This special report, “Blended Learning: Breaking Down Barriers,” examines how K-12 systems are overcoming the challenges related to this approach.

Sizing Up Blended Learning
This report examines the opportunities and persistent questions that surround schools' and districts' implementation of blended learning, the widely used instructional approach that combines technology-based instruction with traditional, face-to-face lessons.

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After three decades of writing about the classroom limitations of technology, the Stanford professor talks about his observations of some promising approaches.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
But the idea that digital tools can benefit students’ social-emotional development is controversial, with critics claiming children are already spending too much time online.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
The students said the results that the web app Happify generated for each of them confirmed some thoughts they had about themselves.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
Educators are asking tougher questions to sort the real personalized learning potential from the empty promises of some ed-tech products and services.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
Thanks to declining state aid and disappearing federal e-rate subsidies for "legacy" technologies, districts are struggling to pay for telephone equipment and services.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
Student-centered classrooms that use problem-based learning and differentiation are not all that they're cracked up to be, writes teacher Brian Field.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
A growing share of the U.S. labor force works from home, and a handful of tech-savvy school districts in Alabama, Minnesota, and New Jersey have taken note.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers acknowledged the discrepancies in scores between its paper and computer exams in response to questions from Education Week.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
New content curation tools aim to help teachers organize and find digital content to personalize student learning for a variety of subjects.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
Schools wrestle with whether to use a variety of devices or to rely heavily on one type of technology to build their 1-to-1 computing programs.
June 11, 2015 – Education Week

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