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Blended Learning: The Best of Both Worlds

by Matt Levinson


Article excerpt

Face-to-Face vs. Online Learning: Why Is It Either/Or?

The approach doesn’t need to be either face-to-face or online. It can be both. With a growth mindset, we can be open to new ways and modes of connecting.

Our take

Blended Learning Must Consider Technology as Well as Setting

Online learning doesn’t have to be all or nothing; in fact, a blended approach can provide the best of both worlds. This piece offers a look at seven stages of development to get there, including feedback loops along the way to ensure not only engagement but also the opportunity to make process improvements. What is the right balance between face-to-face and online learning for your school system, your instructors and your learners?

The answer is likely to be: it depends. There is no one-size-fits-all approach that can be adopted and applied in every system or every classroom. Importantly, as this author points out, considerations need to be focused not only on the technology enablers, but also on the settings where instruction will take place—the ergonomics of education.