Evaluating What Works in Blended Learning
October 24, 2012
Blended learning—the mix of virtual education and face-to-face instruction—is evolving quickly in schools across the country, generating a variety of different models. This special report, the second in an ongoing series on virtual education, examines several of those approaches and aims to identify what is working and where improvements are needed.
- Classroom Technology Blended Learning Models Generating Lessons LearnedBut more research is needed to determine the effectiveness of the evolving models, and to identify which ones work best for which types of students.Classroom Technology Florida Virtual School Incorporates Face-to-Face LearningThe country's largest, state-sponsored online school is having some teachers meet in person with students and scheduling field trips in an effort to build blended learning programs.Classroom Technology Calif. District's Blended Initiative Aims to Personalize LearningThe latest evolution in Riverside, Calif., is a program for middle schoolers that requires them to attend school three hours a day, three days a week, and do the rest of their learning online at home.Classroom Technology L.A. School First in KIPP Network to Embrace Blended LearningTough budget times prompt KIPP Empower Academy to use a blended approach to pursue its mission of improving achievement for students from underprivileged areas.