blended learning

From The Atlantic:

“Blended learning” combines traditional instruction with online learning, giving teachers immediate data on their students’ performance. The goal is to produce more targeted teaching, rather than providing the same level of instruction to the students regardless of how well they already grasp the material. Some worry, however, that students don’t have the discipline and focus to work independently and relationships between students and teachers will erode. Education researchers say that more than 4 million elementary through high school students participated in some kind of learning online in 2010, a number that has continued to grow since. Blended learning is rapidly gaining popularity, being adopted by public, private and charter schools in Illinois, California, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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