7 must-knows from blended-learning early adopters

December 12, 2017 | by Jenny White

Blended learning mavericks reveal what works and what doesn’t for K-12 blended and personalized learning implementations. Earlier this year, the Highlander Institute, The Learning Accelerator and The Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. The goal of the event was to focus on the practical elements of […]

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 […]

A school leader’s guide to personalized learning

November 30, 2017 | by Julia Freeland

I recently caught up with Mary Ann Wolf, PhD, Elizabeth Bobst and Nancy Mangum to discuss some of the key takeaways of their new book, Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: A Framework for Implementing School Change. The authors offer guidance for principals and other school leaders who are aiming to leverage the power of technology […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]