Archive for February, 2016

    Blended learning can enable teachers to focus on cognitive skills

    February 25, 2016 | by Thomas Arnett

    Blended learning can be a powerful tool; not only for helping teachers meet students’ individual learning needs but also helping them foster stronger relationships with students. In this post, I share excerpts from a recent interview with Megan Toyama, a blended-learning teacher who teaches AP US history and 10th-grade modern world history at Summit Tahoma, […]

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    A deeper look at the Flex model

    February 19, 2016 | by Clifford Maxwell

    In our blended-learning research, we have aimed to develop a common language for educators to use as they talk about going blended. Part of this work has involved developing a taxonomy of blended-learning models that describe how we see blended learning taking shape in schools across the world. Although not every school fits neatly into […]

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    BLU school profiles—what works and why

    February 12, 2016 | by Clifford Maxwell

    Last week, we re-launched the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory to provide school leaders with a platform on which to showcase how their schools are implementing blended learning. We hope this tool will create a connectivity hub to help drive collaboration and innovation in schools across the globe. Since relaunching the site, more than […]

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    Does blended learning allow teachers to use their time more effectively?

    February 11, 2016 | by Thomas Arnett

    Blended learning has the potential to transform how teachers use their time. As one blended-learning teacher recently said in a phone interview we conducted: “Blended learning … requires a lot of hard work, effort, and dedication during and outside of school hours. However, the reward is great. … I can accomplish more in one class […]

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    The Blended Learning Universe just got a lot more social

    February 2, 2016 | by Clifford Maxwell

    Today, the Clayton Christensen Institute is excited to announce the release of our new and improved Blended Learning Universe (BLU), a comprehensive online hub for all things blended learning. Although many of you may have seen or used the BLU in the past, we have made significant updates to our school directory, which now consists […]

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