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The Concurrent Classroom: Using Blended Learning Models to Teach Students In-person and Online Simultaneously. Teachers all over the country are being asked to teach “concurrent classrooms” in which some students attend class in person and others attend virtually.

The Concurrent Classroom: Using Blended Learning Models to Teach Students In-person and Online Simultaneously

The teacher in a concurrent classroom attempts to meet the needs of the students in class and online simultaneously. This is the most challenging scenario I can imagine in our current situation. Several teachers have reached out asking for advice. I wish there was research I could point to or a collection of best practices that I could share. Unfortunately, there is a scarcity of information on this topic in the context of K-12 education. It is helpful to begin by identifying the benefits of an in-class experience as compared to an online experience.

As architects of learning experiences, teachers should focus on providing that human connection to students working remotely. Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model. Whenever I’m asked the question, “How do we fix education?”

Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model

I find myself emphasizing the importance of creating smaller learning communities within the context of the larger classroom. I passionately believe the most effective learning communities are those that allow teachers to spend more time working individually or in small groups with their students to customize and personalize instruction. Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model. Blend Online and In-class Discussions to Give Every Student a Voice.

“When I engage in dialogue, I recognize that those I speak with are equal to me, and I work from the assumption that they hold within them wisdom, knowledge, ideas, and gifts.”

Blend Online and In-class Discussions to Give Every Student a Voice

That line from Jim Knight’s book Unmistakable Impact highlights the power of dialogue as a vehicle to learn from the people around us. The value of discussions can hardly be overstated. They allow students to: Education & Formation : Parutions. Rethinking Time in the Blended and Personalized Classroom: Strategies and tools to maximize technology’s effect on teaching and learning. TLA periodically shares perspectives from educators and other voices from the field.

Rethinking Time in the Blended and Personalized Classroom: Strategies and tools to maximize technology’s effect on teaching and learning

The views and opinions expressed in these guest posts are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of TLA. If you are interested in writing a guest blog, please contact us! The future of blended learning is promising! Educational technology is adapting to the needs of many learners, making information more accessible to students around the world. The BLU’s Top 10 Stories of 2018. As the year draws to a close, we want to thank the international community of educators who practice blended learning to better support each of their students on their learning paths and toward their goals.

The BLU’s Top 10 Stories of 2018

Cheers to another year of great work! As we reflect on the inspiring practices that took flight this year, let’s look back at our educator-readers’ favorite blended-learning stories of 2018: #10. Open Schools - Foundation. Open Schools New Design Directions in Learning Environments By Michael B.

Open Schools - Foundation

Horn Disruption is coming to education in the form of new learning space designs that upend the traditional classroom as we know it. What Separates a Good Blended Learning Program From a Bad One? These days many schools tout blended learning programs when marketing their school to potential students. And in a way, this does make sense. Apprendre avec un chatbot, ça marche ? Les chatbots proposent de nouvelles modalités d’apprentissage intéressantes.

Apprendre avec un chatbot, ça marche ?

Sans remplacer le professeur, ils peuvent jouer un rôle d'assistant de formation. Et ce n'est que le début. Que ce soit pour la réservation d’un voyage en ligne ou simplement pour une aide à la navigation sur un site Web, vous avez probablement déjà eu affaire aux chatbots. Le guide ultime sur le Blended Learning! - e-learning Bretagne. "PLE" : forme avancée du Blended Learning. Blended Learning Toolkit.

10 Reasons Every District Should Open a Flex School - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - AdvancePath, blended learning, Connections Education, K12. Definitions and Models. The definition of blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns: at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace;at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home;and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience.

Definitions and Models

The majority of blended-learning programs resemble one of four models: Rotation, Flex, A La Carte, and Enriched Virtual. The Rotation model includes four sub-models: Station Rotation, Lab Rotation, Flipped Classroom, and Individual Rotation. 1. Blended Learning. What is blended learning?

Blended Learning

Blended learning is not the same as technology-rich instruction. It goes beyond one-to-one computers and high-tech gadgets. Blended learning involves leveraging the Internet to afford each student a more personalized learning experience, including increased student control over the time, place, path, and/or pace of learning. The Flipped Learning Process Visually Explained. April 2, 2015 After yesterday’s post on “Flipped Learning Resources” one of our readers emailed us this beautiful visual outlining the six main steps involved in the creation of a flipped classroom.

The Flipped Learning Process Visually Explained

These steps include: planning, recording, sharing, changing, grouping, and regrouping. Read the graphic for more details on each of these steps. The Secret Is the Blend. Recently, a Dean’s office asked me whether they should deliver blended classes in their college. Specifically, they wanted some evidence that showed that students enrolled in blended courses as they do online courses. Our online courses can sometimes fill up far faster than our face-to-face (f2f) courses. Blended Learning: What and Why? In the ongoing quest for improved workforce training, organizations often find they don’t know where to turn for the best advice. Is it better to outsource or to train in-house? What are the newest tools and techniques for delivering training? The traditional instructor-led, classroom training model has typically been thought of as the standard for delivering high quality training to learners. However, studies have shown the effectiveness of training has less to do with face-to-face instruction than it does with the design of the course material1.

One thing is certain; companies want more value from their training programs, i.e. better results for less capital outlay. L’hybridation dans l’enseignement supérieur : vers une nouvelle culture de l’évaluation ? Tips for Creating a Community Within Blended Learning. If the 21st Century had to be summarized in five words or less, most could agree on “The Age of Information.” Between text messaging, social media, and the numerous chat programs floating around cyberspace, we have become a culture that rapidly interacts and shares new ideas on every platform available. That being said, blended training programs that incorporate these features often experience increased user engagement. However, creating a blended learning program, and getting learners to embrace it, are two different beasts.

We have listed a few quick tips below for building a community around your blended training, but feel free to contact us for additional ideas. Setting Initial Expectations Early It is not uncommon for employees to avoid speaking up and conversating within the training context. E-Learning and Blended Learning. It is difficult to find one simple solutions for a complex issues. The expectations with regards to performance at work place or at home are complex; we need a blend of various learning solutions to resolve these complex issues. In such a scenario, Blended learning offers a greater chance of success. Blended learning is not new concepts. In fact, it is an age-old concept that existed for several centuries. In ancient India, the pupil leave with their teacher or guru for years in Ashrams. Have you mastered blended learning? 10 strategies for thriving in this growing field.

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Is K–12 blended learning disruptive?An introduction of the theory of hybrids. Download the full white paper By Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, and Heather Staker May 2013 The Clayton Christensen Institute, formerly Innosight Institute, has published three papers describing the rise of K−12 blended learning—that is, formal education programs that combine online learning and brick-and-mortar schools.

Introduction to sustaining and disruptive innovation There are two basic types of innovation—sustaining and disruptive—that follow different trajectories and lead to different results. Disruptive innovations, in contrast, do not try to bring better products to existing customers in established markets. Blended learning solution in practice. Blended learning is not only the buzz word. It is actually working. 7 Stories From Educators About Teaching In The Flipped Classroom.

Informed articles and commentary on this powerful and often misunderstood concept. The University of Wisconsin’s Stout School of Education publishes a great Tech Tips newsletter. The last few issues of this newsletter have been packed with resources focused on topics near and dear to us here at EmergingEdTech, and we strongly recommend signing up for this free publication.

I spent a good deal of time reading and appreciating the resources shared in a recent Tech Tips newsletter focused on the concept of “the flipped classroom”. Below I have shared several of the articles listed in the newsletter, along with a few more that I searched out, and I’ve provided a little insight into each of them. (Click image to access a Flipped Classroom Infographic from There is a wealth of experienced, constructive knowledge shared in this content. The Flipped Class: Myths Vs. 7 Essential Tools for a Flipped Classroom - Getting Smart by Guest Author - classrooms, EdTech, flipped classroom. The Basics of Blended Learning. Un Livre blanc pour en finir avec le « blended-learning n’importe comment » iNACOL_DefinitionsProject. iZone’s Blended Learning Programs. Hybrid Pedagogy: A Digital Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Technology.

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