Blended-learning

The InnoSight Institute published an interesting (and hefty) report on blended-learning models, describing online learning as a disruptive innovation.  The author analyzes online learning and identifies various forces (bleak budgets, NCLB, the Common Core State Standards initiative, the rise of online curriculum providers, etc.) that contribute to the acceleration of this trend.  “Blended-learning” is defined via a matrix which helps to address the confusion surrounding multiple definitions of the term.  The report profiles 40 blended-learning programs – not necessarily the “top 40” but rather a sampling.  The report also identifies the technology tools/resources utilized by each program.  Click here to read the author’s blog post which summarizes the key findings of the report.

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