Archive for November, 2017

    How to share your blended-learning experience

    November 21, 2017 | by Katrina Bushko

    “How can I find other schools doing blended learning?” We hear this question often when speaking with innovative educators. That’s a key reason why we created the BLU Directory – a place where educators can learn from each other by sharing their blended-learning triumphs and challenges. The Directory is made up of profiles of schools […]

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    New research answers whether technology is good or bad for learning

    November 17, 2017 | by Michael B. Horn

    For years educators and scholars have debated whether technology aids learning or inhibits it. In the most recent issue of Education Next, for example, Susan Payne Carter, Kyle Greenberg, and Michael S. Walker write about their research finding that allowing any computer usage in the classroom “reduces students’ average final-exam performance by roughly one-fifth of a standard […]

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    Blended Beyond Borders

    November 14, 2017 | by Julia Freeland

    DOWNLOAD PAPER EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Over the past two decades, technology use in schools has surged worldwide. The open question remains, however, as to how exactly the rise in technology correlates with fundamental shifts in teaching, learning, and student outcomes. Although this report touches on a number of school-based efforts to implement edtech, we focus on […]

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    Teaching in the blended-learning classroom: A snapshot of experiences from BLU teachers

    November 2, 2017 | by Jenny White

    Most of the readers of this blog know what it’s like to teach in a blended-learning classroom. But if you asked hundreds of educators around the country about their blended teaching experience, how many would share the same experiences, successes and challenges that you face? Earlier this year, the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) partnered with […]

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