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Blended learning means offering a combination of face-to-face and online learning opportunities to learners. Blending these learning opportunities can contribute to personalizing learning. However, blended learning is not the only approach that personalizes learning.
Posted on February 29th, 2012 by Michael B. Horn
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"Flipped Classroom" is a classroom model where the teacher works with students on projects and what would be typically homework instead of a lecture and the students get the "lecture" at home, usually through a video (like from Kahn Academy , or made by the teacher, or from Discovery Education). The proponents of this model say that it offers the teacher more time to work with students on projects and applying the knowledge, rather than spending time delivering that knowledge.
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I have been doing considerable research – through the usual methods of RSS feeds and notifications that come to me via email, or in Scoop Its, Google Alerts or Pearltrees,- and I am finding that the concept of blended elearning popping up in different guises.
emPower with E-Learning solutions: E-Learning courses : Empower with our ProductsemPower eLearning: Bolstering Security EducationThe Flipped Classroom is an interesting concept in blended learning, focussing on literally 'flipping' the traditional model of education... As Karl Fisch identified, regular homework requiring students to apply theory to problems/activities, highlights three groups; A proportion who completed the work with no problems and who probably didn't need the practice A second segment who wouldn't even attempt the homework (didn't want to; not enough time; lack of understanding) A final group in the middle who would attempt the work, but become frustrated because they couldn't do it or had done it incorrectly.
There is a general lack of information available when it comes to determining the costs associated with online and blended learning.