Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

    We’re showing our thanks to the blended-learning community

    November 12, 2018 | by Jenny White

    This week, we’re expressing thanks to education leaders for being part of the Blended Learning Universe (BLU). Whether you’ve already joined the BLU Directory or not, we welcome you to enter our giveaway all week long for the chance to win some great prizes. Every day from Monday, November 13th through Friday, November 16th, the Blended […]

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    3 subtle shifts to boost blended performance

    October 31, 2018 | by Elizabeth Anthony

    Implementing innovative ideas in an established, bureaucratic system of education is not always easy and almost never happens seamlessly. As someone who helps traditional schools implement blended models, I constantly see the tension between existing structures or norms and innovative concepts. Many schools see the benefits of combining online learning with face-to-face instruction and want […]

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    Leave little to chance with a discovery-driven approach to blended learning

    October 30, 2018 | by Jenny White

    Almost every educator I’ve asked about leading a blended-learning initiative has expressed that building a blended program is a process, not an event. That’s a big reason why the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) includes as a resource a 9-step design guide to support educators at every step in their blended journey. The design guide is […]

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    What does the future of teaching look like?

    October 19, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett

    Over the last few years, the Christensen Institute has written extensively on how innovation in K–12 education will impact teachers. We’ve tackled important questions such as “Will computers replace teachers?”, “How will technology change teaching?”, and “How do you develop teachers for next-gen classrooms?” Below are highlights of our key findings and insights. Technology will […]

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    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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    3 ways district cross-collaboration can support teachers

    October 5, 2018 | by Maeve Murray

    Generally in education, we’ve found that initiatives and solutions can be siloed within one specific district. In a place the size of Rhode Island, it may surprise you that there are 66 individual local education agencies (LEAs), including traditional public districts and charter networks. It’s not uncommon for neighbors to confront the same challenges, with […]

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