Archive for the ‘Blended Learning Models’ Category

    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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    How teachers can go blended (when they’re the only one)

    August 14, 2018 | by Casey Lynch

    Many teachers interested in implementing blended learning may be deterred by challenges in their school contexts. Perhaps each classroom only receives a few computers, or perhaps blended learning is not a priority for school administration. So how might a teacher blend their classroom without the support of a school- or district-wide initiative? Innovation theory and […]

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    A thorn in the side of education innovation

    August 9, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett

    Innovation is the key to real and lasting progress in education, but it isn’t easy to get right. In principle, innovation allows schools to push past time and resource constraints so teachers can accomplish more with their students. But not everything pursued or passed off as innovation actually expands educators’ impact in meaningful ways. Many “innovations” have neutral or […]

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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    Recently, an education leader remarked to me that “the concept of a computer lab is obsolete”.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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    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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