What is Blended Learning?
As defined by the Clayton Christensen Institute, blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns: (1) at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace; (2) at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home; (3) and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience.
Ways to Incorporate Blended Learning in Teaching and Learning
1. Watch the video below to learn the basics of a blended learning environment.
- Watch the four videos below to learn about the key features of blended learning.
- Review the three blended learning sample schedules to begin thinking about your classroom schedule.
Coursera has partnered with the New Teacher Center, Silicon Schools, and Clayton Christensen Institute in designing an introductory online course on blended learning titled “Blended Learning: Personalizing Education for Students.” Here are some introductory videos from the course that will help deepen your understanding of blended learning and what it means for the evolving roles of the teacher and students:
Definition of Blended Learning
Survey of Blended Learning Models
Key Elements of the Student Experience
Protagonist Schools on Ideal Student Learning Environment
(KIPP LA, Navigator, Summit) that implement different blended learning models.
Online Course on Blended Learning
Blended Learning: Personalizing Education for Students
“Classifying K-12 Blended Learning.” Heather Staker and Michael B. Horn. Innosight Institute. May 2012
Common Core Integration
Blended Learning and the Common Core(this resource sponsored by Intel Education)