Report cites 40 diverse examples of blended learning


These suggestions and more, as well as detailed information on all 40 organizations profiled, can be found in the report here.

The report also contains a “blended-learning matrix” that illustrates the various kinds of models in use at schools nationwide.

“We introduce the idea of a blended-learning matrix, with the X-axis representing geographic location (brick-and-mortar versus remote) and the Y-axis representing content delivery (online versus face-to-face),” Staker said. “Our paper provides a more complete definition of blended learning, and good definitions go a long way in helping to clarify an emerging sector.”

The Innosight Institute is also launching a public, online database to continue to track and profile K-12 blended-learning programs. The institute invites educators to add profiles of other blended-learning programs at http://www.innosightinstitute.org.

“This white paper is intended for several audiences,” Staker said.  “Educators, policy makers, and investors can spot trends and begin to identify what works by glancing at the big picture. … At its core, we hope it will help children. If even a handful of kids is spared from enduring the cramming of low-quality internet-based clutter into their classrooms, this study is a success. Our goal is to channel innovation to greater quality in an effort to transform the school system into one that is authentically student-centric.”

Links:

The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning: Profiles of Emerging Models

Innosight Institute

Meris Stansbury

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