3 questions answered about blended learning’s future
The disruptions of COVID and the shift to online learning have kicked many emerging education trends into a higher gear.
One of those trends is blended learning, in which students divide their time between in-person classroom instruction and online work where they have more control over their learning.
A survey by ed-tech provider Kiddom delved into how the COVID experience has convinced more district leaders and teachers of the effectiveness of blended learning.
Have you ever used blended learning?
A little more than 60% of teachers surveyed had only begun using blended learning since the COVID outbreak while 20% had used it before the pandemic. The remainder said they had never used it.
What type of blended learning did your district adopt?
Students have varying levels of contact with teachers under the different models of blended learning. Here are the rates at which teachers adopted different models:
- Enriched virtual: 36.7%
- Flex: 16.7%
- Rotation: 16.7%
- A la carte: 10%
- Other: 20%
Under the enriched virtual model, students have limited face-to-face contact with teachers and complete most assignments online.
Is blended learning here to stay?
An overwhelming 87% of the teachers surveyed said they expect to continue blending learning post-COVID. That will likely be aided by many districts that accelerated 1-to-1 computing programs in response to the pandemic.
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