Sizing Up Blended Learning

This Education Week special report is the latest installment in an ongoing series about online education. These stories examine 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.


As schools work to expand tech-based strategies, they are trying to find solutions for students who don't have ready access to the devices they need at home.
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Teacher colleges, often criticized for not training educators to use technology in the classroom, are experimenting with new digital approaches to stay relevant.
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National organizations are beginning to create resources to help school administrators understand technology's instructional potential, and some school leaders are setting out to do so on their own.
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Odin Jurkowski, a professor of educational technology, talks about teaching educators tech skills that require them to rethink how classrooms should operate.
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School districts find that costs and savings from blended learning vary by factors such as the size of the school system and the technology required.
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The highly touted charter network's new "flexible classroom" model failed to reverse steady test-score declines, raising questions about Rocketship's aggressive expansion plans.
January 29, 2014 – Education Week

Rocketship Education's new approach to blended learning seeks to increase teacher collaboration and further individualize instruction, but the model poses new challenges for classroom educators.
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Researchers and educators are intrigued by what lessons could be offered from a study showing that students benefited from a blended-learning algebra curriculum.
January 29, 2014 – Education Week

A growing number of Catholic, independent, and other private schools are attempting to attract families, and improve instruction, by putting blended learning programs in place.
January 29, 2014 – Education Week

Webinar

Feb. 13, 2014, 1 p.m. ET: Blending Math Instruction for Elementary Grades
The idea of blended learning—combining digital curricula and tools with face-to-face instruction—for elementary grades is becoming more popular and educators are finding that it works particularly well in mathematics. Expert guests will describe approaches for implementing those classroom models.

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