Posted in Blog on 16 July 2015
A new report traces the evolution of “blended learning,” and argues that its value to the nation’s schools will hinge on the extent to which it can help educators tailor instruction to individual student needs.
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning, a Vienna, Va.-based nonprofit that supports blended learning, examines blended learning’s role in K-12 systems today in its report, “Blending Learning: The Evolution of Online and Face-to-Face Education From 2008-2015.”
For blended learning to be effective, according to the report, efforts to “personalize” instruction need to play a critical role.
The paper, released July 8, argues in favor of creating classroom and school environments that seek to meet different students’ individual needs. It offers case studies of schools and districts that the authors say have employed blended-learning models.blended learning, Online Learning