blended learning

The Number of Students Taking in Online Courses Is Quickly Rising, But Perceptions Are Changing Slowly

Online course offerings in the United States have expanded. In both K12 and higher education options for students to take whole courses, blended courses and—in some places—entire degree programs online are more prevalent than ever.

How an LMS Can Solve Professional Learning's Challenges—and Keep Master Teachers Engaged

The idea of using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver professional learning and development to K-12 educators is not new—but it’s not quite mainstream, either. Face-to-face is still the ascendant modality, but LMS-for-PD is gaining serious traction, thanks to the efforts of educational IT innovators like Ken Dirkin.

What Early Blended Learning Pioneers Got Right That Today's Schools Have Forgotten

When I first began blending digital and face-to-face learning, it was easy enough to create a flow between online learning spaces and offline learning. However, I noticed that sometimes my students were not getting as much out of the digital learning platform as I had anticipated. This was especially true when students could rush through their tasks, consuming content without real understanding or application of learning. Instead of trying to learn, they were racing to be done.

Here Are Three Types of Administrators Who Drive Achievement—and Two Who Don't

In the months since launching our school and district pilot program, the Kiddom team has collectively spent thousands of hours meeting with administrators to better understand their workflows, facilitate contextualized staff workshops, and support ongoing partnerships. Our goal?

What Separates a Good Blended Learning Program From a Bad One?

These days many schools tout blended learning programs when marketing their school to potential students. And in a way, this does make sense. Blended learning can combine the flexibility of online instruction with the benefits of in-person teaching. But much like nutritional claims, such as “all-natural” and “healthy,” the term “blended learning” can mean just about anything depending on how you define it.

Find The Model That Works For You: 12 Types Of Blended Learning

  Find The Model That Works For You: 12 Types Of Blended Learning by TeachThought Staff Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical spaces. Broadly speaking, blended learning just means a mix of learning online and face-to-face, which means it’s likely […]

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work—Building a Successful Blended Learning Program

Three years ago, with the help of the education agency the Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA), Iowa rolled out its initiative to implement blended learning as a model for the state. Prompted by district administrators’ desire to find ways to build student agency, engage student passion and personalize learning, we hoped blended learning would shake up the status quo and spark large scale change.
Going into the pilot, we knew two things:

A New School Model Helps Rural Districts Boost Enrollment and Ensure Student Success

In Bentley, Alberta, Canada, missing school is just part of life. On winter days of extreme cold, buses don’t run and schools are closed. In warmer seasons, many students work in the local farming community, helping with harvests. Still others are competitive athletes, with tournaments taking them out of class.

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