Blended learning gets the Khan Academy treatment

New resource provides guidance on delivering blended learning

blended-learning-khanIn a somewhat ironic twist, blended learning has been lacking in a resource it aims to help promote: video resources. However, thanks to a new partnership between a blended learning powerhouse and a video resource giant, blended learning is being delivered to educators in an ideal fashion.

Blended learning, recently one of the most popular methods in education, is more than just a superficial trend. According to Gallup’s recently released “State of America’s Schools” report, blended learning holds incredible potential for increased student outcomes as well as increased capacity for student and teacher engagement—a major driver of achievement, says the report.

However, “as new technologies and online learning continue to grow in popularity, implementation and training for teachers and administrators have unfortunately remained a stumbling block—until now,” said the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Learning in a statement.…Read More

MOOC: How to design an amazing blended learning course

A new free, five-week MOOC will help educators design more engaging blended learning courses

MOOC-blended-learning Designing a blended learning course may seem complicated to people unfamiliar with the vast array of options blended learning provides, but EDUCAUSE, Instructure, and the University of Central Florida hope to remedy that problem by offering a free MOOC on blended learning methods.

The new course also marks the first venture into the world of MOOCs for EDUCAUSE, a higher education nonprofit focusing on information technology.

Blended learning has gained steam in the past year as more educators seek to incorporate a mix of traditional classroom learning and digital media in order to create a more collaborative, and engaging work environment for students in the classroom and online.…Read More