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    10 Popular Edtech Tools for Blended Learning

    March 20, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    With many schools now practicing blended learning, it can be helpful for educators interested in blended-learning programs to know which edtech tools are being used. For over five years, we at the Christensen Institute have been collecting data on blended-learning schools from around the world. In 2016, we launched our redesigned Blended Learning Universe – […]

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    New shared online space opens for educator PD

    March 13, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    One of the most important pieces to transforming instruction is equipping educators with high-quality professional development resources. Oftentimes, however, it’s difficult to find free, comprehensive tools online that guide both teachers and administrators. The information is out there, but it’s often siloed and difficult to find via searches thanks to varied terms and definitions within […]

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    5 Steps to a Successful Blended School Visit

    March 8, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a blended newbie, it’s always helpful to learn from your peers about how they implement their blended-learning programs. One of the best ways to understand how teachers are changing their instruction is to observe a classroom in person. But sometimes it’s daunting to visit a school – what are […]

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    Inspiring math students with a South African NGO’s blended-learning program

    February 15, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    Last November, at the 2017 WISE Summit in Doha, Qatar we presented our first white paper on blended learning outside the US, Blended Beyond Borders, and also had the opportunity to meet many great researchers, policy makers, and entrepreneurs making an impact in the global innovative education space. Among them was Jo Besford, director of […]

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    Why schools are shifting to blended learning in Brazil

    February 1, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    Leia em português. For the past few years at the Institute, we’ve heard stories about Brazilian teachers trying out blended learning. Since then, some of these teacher-led initiatives have flourished into school-wide programs around the country. To explore these trends more deeply, we published our first international blended-learning research paper in November, Blended Beyond Borders, […]

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    How Malaysian schools are tackling blended-learning challenges

    December 7, 2017 | by Katrina Bushko

    Malaysia has a very unique education system: over the past two decades, the government has invested millions of dollars in equipping all 10,000 public schools with not only computer labs, but also the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Unsurprisingly, though, challenges still arise and vary school by school. In our newest report published in conjunction […]

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