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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    Recently, an education leader remarked to me that “the concept of a computer lab is obsolete”.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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    Blended learning trend watch: Most-practiced models

    May 10, 2018 | by Jenny White

    If someone had to guess which blended-learning model schools implement the most, it may not be that difficult a choice. If your school is implementing blended learning, chances are your model(s) may fit under at least one of two categories: Station Rotation or Flex. Indeed, Station Rotation and Flex are the top two models reported […]

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    3 ways to do a Flex model

    April 24, 2018 | by Jenny White

    One of the most-read blog posts on the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) has consistently been our deeper look at the Flex model. The most-searched model type in the BLU directory is, also, Flex. When we speak to schools about their goals around blended learning, something about increased flexibility in students’ path, place, and pace of […]

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    Ask the experts: Crowdsourced solutions to 4 problems of blended practice

    April 18, 2018 | by Jenny White

    Earlier this month, the Christensen Institute, Highlander Institute, and The Learning Accelerator welcomed over 100 advanced blended- and personalized-learning practitioners to Providence, Rhode Island as part of a two-day meeting-of-the-minds leading up to the 2018 Blended and Personalized Learning Conference. Part of the event featured peer-focused consultancies, in which one or two leaders presented a […]

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