21st Century Learning · Blended Learning · Differentiated Instructions · Education Technology · Student Centered Learning

BLENDED LEARNING MODELS

“By 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses will be delivered online”…Clayton Christensen in disrupting classes

What is Blended Learning ?

Blended Learning, or “technology-mediated instruction,“ or “web-enhanced instruction,“ is a formal education program in which a student learns

1.at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace;

2.while still attending a “brick-and-mortar“ school structure, face-to-face classroom methods are combined with computer-mediated activities.

1) Rotation Model

a course or subject in which students rotate on a fixed schedule or at the teacher’s discretion between learning modalities, at least one of which is online learning. Other modalities might include activities such as small-group or full-class instruction, group projects, individual tutoring, and pencil-and-paper assignments. The students learn mostly on the brick-and-mortar campus, except for any homework assignments.

The Rotation model includes four sub-models:

a)Station Rotation,

b)Lab Rotation,

c)Flipped Classroom, and

d)Individual Rotation.

 

 

 

  1. Flex model —

a course or subject in which online learning is the backbone of student learning, even if it directs students to offline activities at times. Students move on an individually customized, fluid schedule among learning modalities. The teacher of record is on-site, and students learn mostly on the brick-and-mortar campus, except for any homework assignments. The teacher of record or other adults provide face-to-face support on a flexible and adaptive as-needed basis through activities such as small-group instruction, group projects, and individual tutoring.

Some implementations have substantial face-to-face support, whereas others have minimal support. For example, some Flex models may have face-to-face certified teachers who supplement the online learning on a daily basis, whereas others may provide little face-to-face enrichment. Still others may have different staffing combinations. These variations are useful modifiers to describe a particular Flex model

 

  1. A La Carte model —

a course that a student takes entirely online to accompany other experiences that the student is having at a brick-and-mortar school or learning center.

The teacher of record for the A La Carte course is the online teacher. Students may take the A La Carte course either on the brick-and-mortar campus or off-site. This differs from full-time online learning because it is not a whole-school experience. Students take some courses A La Carte and others face-to-face at a brick-and-mortar campus.

 

  1. Enriched Virtual model —

A course or subject in which students have required face-to-face learning sessions with their teacher of record and then are free to complete their remaining coursework remote from the face-to-face teacher. Online learning is the backbone of student learning when the students are located remotely.

The same person generally serves as both the online and face-to-face teacher. Many Enriched Virtual programs began as full-time online schools and then developed blended programs to provide students with brick-and-mortar school experiences. The Enriched Virtual model differs from the Flipped Classroom because in Enriched Virtual programs, students seldom meet face-to-face with their teachers every weekday. It differs from a fully online course because face-to-face learning sessions are more than optional office hours or social events; they are required.

 

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