Archive for the ‘Blended Learning Trends’ Category

    Where digitization and blended learning meet: What can we learn from China’s journey into blended learning?

    October 10, 2018 | by Lucy Chen

    Research over the last decade has shown how blended learning has gained a strong foothold in U.S. schools, but is a similar trend happening in schools abroad? How might uncovering international trends inform our efforts here in the states? In my studies on innovation in education, I have been particularly curious to learn whether or […]

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    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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    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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    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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    Blended-learning trend watch: Specific models for specific programs

    March 14, 2018 | by Jenny White

    According to recent data from BLU profiles, more and more schools are seeking to harness blended learning for special student populations, such as English language learners and special education students. When shifting to a digital, blended-learning environment tailored to special needs, it’s helpful to consider the practices other schools are implementing to serve similar student […]

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    Teaching in the blended-learning classroom: A snapshot of experiences from BLU teachers

    November 2, 2017 | by Jenny White

    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 […]

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