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Blended Learning

Blended Learning is more than a buzz word. It is more than “the best of both worlds” between face-to-face and online education.

Any definition should include The Christensen Institute’s student control of Time, Place, and Path – and – The Sloan Consortium (presently the Online Learning Consortium) recommended 30-79% of content delivered online.

Words matter, do not allow vendors or colleagues to misrepresent Blended Learning.

A Blended Learning Workflow

Teachers who are not fluent in Online or Blended Learning environments struggle to imagine what their students would do online. They fail to imagine how to integrate those instances into their existing classroom. Those teachers require a variety of sample workflows… Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Move Instruction Online

When face-to-face educators try to imagine online education they are immediately challenged. Face-to-face educators major in compliance and attendance. When planning lessons they structure based on the amount of time budgeted to teaching a concept. They fit assessments into semesters,… Continue Reading →

I made you a workbook…

Well, it’s sort of a workbook for you in that it is for every teacher. I have created a workbook to walk educators through the basics of #BlendedLearning. #edchat Click To Tweet At the request of a friend, I have… Continue Reading →

Gift Idea: #edtech Teachers love Books!

Teachers just love to learn. And just because we are interested in gadgets, online learning, and technical solutions, do not make the mistake of thinking we don’t love a good book! Right now I am deep into Blended Learning. I have… Continue Reading →

Blended Learning Misconceptions

The term Blended Learning has been overused by educational technology vendors. And it has been used too broadly by educators. It has been used inaccurately by many. As a result, many teachers are suffering because of the misconceptions which accompany… Continue Reading →

Sharing Blended Learning Strategies

The two bookends of my job are the technical integration/maintenance of our Learning Management System (LMS) and educating others on Blended Learning. That’s a wide spectrum, and often I do more of the former than the latter. But I think… Continue Reading →

Tech Integration vs. Blended Learning :: Does it Really Matter?

If educators have been so confused, for so long, about the difference between technology integration and Blended Learning, does it matter? Maybe these terms mean the same thing or so close that the difference isn’t important? Spoiler Alert: It Matters… Continue Reading →

6 Steps to Understand Blended Learning

Blended Learning is a term whose high usage threatens to obscure its meaning. Unless you understand Blended Learning for yourself. Let’s break it down to 6 steps. Take these 6 Steps to Understand Blended Learning #edchat #blendchat Click To Tweet… Continue Reading →

You Need A Big Idea

Educational Technology is a big business. And every vendor wants to sell you. It is your job to keep in mind the guiding principles of your organization (classroom, school, district) – not the job of the #edtech vendor to only… Continue Reading →

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