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Blended Learning Models

What is blended learning?
Blended learning is any combination of digital and face-to-face instruction, also referred to as hybrid learning.
The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning, offers this:

Blended learning is any time a student learns at least in part at a supervised brickand-mortar location away from home and at least in part through online delivery with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace.

Examples of Blended Learning At Work

Aspire ERES Academy
Aspire Public Schools is one of the nation’s top-performing large school systems serving predominantly low-income students, with 100% of graduating seniors accepted to four year colleges. Aspire decided to introduce blended learning into two of its schools in 2011. Check out this video to see blended learning in action at Aspire ERES Academy, a K-8 school in Oakland, California.

KIPP Empower Academy

BLAST Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Carpe Diem Schools

For More On Blended Learning…
Check out iNACOL’s Promising Practices in Online Learning report, Blended Learning: The Convergence of Online and Face-to-Face Education, which explores topics like:
„→ How does blended learning fit into current conceptions of online learning?
→ How does blended learning help engage students and support their academic success?
„→ How are online learning and face-to-face instruction being combined effectively?
„→ Is blended learning meeting unique student needs that neither fully online nor face-to-face models can achieve?
„→ What digital content and curricula are being used in blended learning?