Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 9:27am
For months, Stanton Elementary School (Washington, D.C.) teachers and administrators searched books, webinars, conferences, news articles, and anything else they could find for ideas about how to get students more engaged in the classroom. They kept running across the same mysterious two words: blended learning.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 9:11am
K12 districts are beginning to experiment with “massive open online courses”—better known as MOOCs—to offer classes they might not otherwise be able to due to budget cuts or low interest from students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 12:18pm
Cumberland (R.I.) High School is using the Edgenuity online blended learning program for summer school credit recovery. The program provides more flexibility to students who might otherwise have had to take summer classes in another school where Cumberland would not be able to control the rigor.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 3:53pm
In a memo, Ryan Kelley, assistant superintendent for instruction at Rockford Public Schools, said most of the approximately 35 students enrolled in a cyber learning program developed by the Kent Intermediate School District failed to make satisfactory academic progress, and the district's board is looking at a blended learning alternative.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 3:20pm
Lori McCord, director of teaching and learning, says Richland schools need to be prepared for 21st-century learners. That means using fewer traditional textbooks, and adding more tablet computers and online resources, such as articles, videos, and lectures.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 12:40pm
The new Edgewood Elementary School (Charleston, W.Va.), which will implement a "blended learning" style, has hired Pam Gould as principal. Gould will oversee a staff unfamiliar with the new curriculum, while at the same time consolidating two low-performing schools: Watts and Robins.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 1:24pm
In a small school on the South Side of Chicago, 40 children between the ages of five and six sit quietly learning in a classroom. In front of each of them is a computer running software called Reading Eggs. The director of North Kenwood-Oakland school says this sort of teaching, blending software with human intervention, helps her pupils learn faster.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:33pm
In a recently released study, Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen introduces a fundamentally new concept into the world of disruptive innovation: the theory of hybrids.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 4:05pm
In today’s blended learning environment, an increasing number of students and teachers have access to technology that extends the educational process well beyond the classroom walls. As part of this trend, school districts across the U.S. are implementing practices and policies that transform learning environments into one of participatory learning for the purpose of improving student outcomes.