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 […]

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 […]

Confessions of a blended leader

October 31, 2017 | by Elizabeth Anthony

Have you ever felt like your blended- or personalized-learning program should be more innovative than it is? I certainly have. In my role as blended learning coordinator for the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), I help leaders and teachers in Catholic schools implement blended-learning programs. I am always a little self-conscious about describing our schools’ model as […]

In its sixth year, the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference (BPLC) hosted by the Highlander Institute, The Learning Accelerator, and the Christensen Institute brought together more than a thousand educators from around the country to share, discuss, and define innovative education practices. In tandem, we hosted an invitation-only Summit on March 31, 2017—a day-long conversation […]