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Blended Learning continues to Evolve and Expand

Addressing the needs of the whole student

As the pandemic’s impact continues, it’s clear that blended learning is about more than just the sum of two types of learning—traditional on-site and remote learning. As one state superintendent of schools put it recently, remote learning can (and should) be extensible to address the needs of the whole student—extending beyond education to include mental health support, physical and speech therapy, and more. The same approach would hold true for teachers, providing all the training and support they need. In short, now that blended learning seems to be here to stay, it needs to be able to replicate the many activities and services that used to be handled within the school walls.

Here are other trends that show the evolution of blended learning as it becomes more widely adopted.

No matter what the subject area, or the age of the learners, evaluating the best channel comes down to two main criteria: engagement and effectiveness. Is the method engaging students and encouraging them to learn? And does it prove effective in the end, resulting in deep learning? Careful thought and evaluation—and a certain amount of experimentation and evaluation—enables schools to get the best of both worlds promised by blended learning.


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