The blended learning classroom is different to the traditional classroom, and the strategies of the past need to be modified
This should be a mantra for education in the 21st century; it should be a mantra for the move to blended learning.
In the past an experienced teacher could modify a traditional lesson, and even a traditional course “on the fly.” However, the “rules” of the past no longer apply in this area; it is very difficult to build a blended learning course “on the fly.”
Some explanation of this statement follows, with a course delivered in a “traditional” manner compared to a course delivered using a blended learning model.
Watch: Blended learning explained in 2 minutes and 38 seconds.
(Next page: Four steps for a successful blended learning course)