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.

Third grader Steven Pena, 8, does his schoolwork alongside classmates at Chicago International Charter School West Belden. The school has a 1-to-1 computing program, but is trying to create a better balance between the use of technology and the development of interpersonal skills.
—Laura McDermott for Education Week

Case Study: When Personalized Learning Requires a More Human Touch

A Chicago charter school that emphasizes personalized learning has delayed introducing new technologies for the past two years and emphasized social skills. (November 6, 2018)

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Quiz Yourself: Personalized Learning
What attributes define personalized learning, how have personalized learning initiatives shifted over time, and what does research say about the effectiveness of this instructional approach?

Spotlight on Blended Learning

In this Spotlight, discover how a district’s blended learning program is building positive school culture, why personalized learning is coming under scrutiny, and tips educators can use to make blended learning more student-centered.

Digital Education Blog

02/18 02:27 pm | Maker Spaces and Virtual Learning: Ed Tech Leader Q&A | Education technology leaders are increasingly called upon to help prepare students for the future of work. For one Tennessee CTO, that means creating maker spaces and helping ...

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

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Personalized Learning: Vision vs. Reality
Education Week takes a hard look at the big arguments against personalized learning, what the latest research says about it, and how the approach is playing out in classrooms.

Personalized Learning: 4 Big Questions Shaping the Movement Four critical questions about personalized learning are prompting educators to take a harder look at this approach and determine if they need to correct any missteps.

Leaders to Learn From

Michele Eaton: Recognized for Leadership in Blended Learning As the director of virtual and blended learning at Indiana's Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, Michele Eaton strives to bring personalized learning to students and teachers. She is recognized as a 2018 Leader To Learn From.

Patricia Deklotz: Recognized for Leadership in Innovation
Patricia Deklotz, the superintendent of the Kettle Moraine School District in Wales, Wis., instills a culture of personalized learning in which students choose how and what they learn and teachers create their own microcredentials to advance their careers. She is recognized as a 2017 Leader To Learn From.

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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
School districts are putting technology experts at the head of the table in the labor-intensive process of choosing curricula for common-core instruction.
June 11, 2015 – Education Week
While some school officials still fear "bring-your-own-device" efforts will disrupt learning, others say the eclectic mix of technologies is proving to be effective.
June 11, 2015 – Education Week
A school district in Vancouver, Wash., has recast the duties of librarians to serve as experts in technology and blended learning strategies, capable of training peers on the use of digital tools.
April 15, 2015 – Education Week
The Green Bay, Wisc., district allows students, many of them from poor backgrounds, to check out mobile, wireless hotspots so that they have the Web connectivity to do online assignments.
April 15, 2015 – Education Week
The Kent, Wash., district has set up kiosks with Web connectivity across the community, including public-housing complexes, to help students take part in blended learning away from school.
April 15, 2015 – Education Week
Drawing conclusions about what works in blended learning is difficult, because of the amorphous nature of the term, rapid changes in technology and how it is used, and other factors.
April 15, 2015 – Education Week
At the Intrinsic Schools' first permanent campus, students and teachers are working in spaces designed to support blended learning and a mix of individualized and group instruction.
April 13, 2015 – Education Week

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