Author Archive

    We’re showing our thanks to the blended-learning community

    November 12, 2018 | by Jenny White

    This week, we’re expressing thanks to education leaders for being part of the Blended Learning Universe (BLU). Whether you’ve already joined the BLU Directory or not, we welcome you to enter our giveaway all week long for the chance to win some great prizes. Enter here. Every day from Monday, November 13th through Friday, November […]

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    Leave little to chance with a discovery-driven approach to blended learning

    October 30, 2018 | by Jenny White

    Almost every educator I’ve asked about leading a blended-learning initiative has expressed that building a blended program is a process, not an event. That’s a big reason why the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) includes as a resource a 9-step design guide to support educators at every step in their blended journey. The design guide is […]

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    Blended-learning trend watch: Models on the rise

    September 27, 2018 | by Jenny White

    This post originally appeared on Smartbrief. Over the years researching blended learning in schools, our team at the Christensen Institute has observed a wide spectrum of blended-learning practices. While there is great diversity of practice, the Institute identifies seven common models leveraged by educators: Station Rotation, Individual Rotation, Lab Rotation, Flipped Classroom, A La Carte, Enriched Virtual […]

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    Are computer labs a thing of the past? Not so fast.

    June 19, 2018 | by Jenny White

    Recently, an education leader remarked to me that “the concept of a computer lab is obsolete”. The comment surprised me. In our blended learning research at the Christensen Institute, we see schools implement blending learning using technology along a wide spectrum, from a lab of desktops to 1:1 hand-held devices, 3D printers, VR headsets, and […]

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    To go blended, these teachers take the driver’s seat

    May 30, 2018 | by Jenny White

    Although much of our research has focused on U.S. trends in blended learning, over the past year we’ve taken an increasingly global lens on how schools are going blended. This month we sat down with Jacob Rosch, head of educational technology at Collège du Léman in Switzerland, to hear about his team’s teacher-customized blended-learning adoption […]

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    Failing forward: Why twists and turns toward learning transformations are valuable

    May 25, 2018 | by Jenny White

    Last month, the Christensen Institute co-hosted the annual Blended and Personalized Learning Conference with the Highlander Institute and The Learning Accelerator in Providence, Rhode Island. Prior to the main conference, we held a 2-day Advanced Practitioner Summit during which on-the-ground experts joined in discussions around problems of practice and emerging tactics to solve for them. One highlight among those conversations was […]

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