The Innosight Institute last week released a white paper that combines the six categories it created to differentiate blended-learning models.
“Classifying K-12 Blended Learning” simplifies previous work by the Mountain View, Calif.-based institute and emerges with four new models: the rotation, flex, self-blend, and enriched-virtual models.
The new document also clarifies that face-to-face instruction in any blended model must occur outside a student’s residence. The previous document was released in January 2011. This differentiates blended models from fully online models where a student may receive supplemental instruction from a parent or caregiver.
A version of this article appeared in the May 23, 2012 edition of Education Week as Re-Sorting Proposed For Blended Learning