Sizing Up Blended Learning
Schools Expand Opportunities, Confront Shortcomings
January 29, 2014
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.
- Classroom Technology Educators, Researchers Look for Lessons in Blended Learning Algebra ProgramResearchers and educators are intrigued by what lessons could be offered from a study showing that students benefited from a blended-learning algebra curriculum.Classroom Technology Superintendents, Principals Move to Conquer Tech WeaknessesNational 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.Classroom Technology Q&A: Grooming Ambassadors for Classroom Blended LearningOdin Jurkowski, a professor of educational technology, talks about teaching educators tech skills that require them to rethink how classrooms should operate.Classroom Technology Growing Pains for Rocketship's Blended-Learning JuggernautThe highly touted charter network's new "flexible classroom" model failed to reverse steady test-score declines, raising questions about Rocketship's aggressive expansion plans.