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Blended Learning

Blended courses (also known as hybrid or mixed-mode courses) are classes where a portion of the traditional face-to-face instruction is replaced by web-based online learning. - Blended Learning Toolkit

Continuum of Online Learning (New Models for Online Learning, Carol A. Twigg)

  • Supplemental Model
    • Retains the basic structure of the traditional course, but adds techonology-based out of class assignments to increase student engagement with course content)
  • Replacement Model
    • Reduction in class-meeting time, replacing face-to-face time with online, interactive learning activities
  • Emporium Mode
    • Allows students to choose when to access course materials, what types of learning materials to use dependingon their needs, and how quickly to work through the materials
  • Fully Online Model
    • Labor-instensive model, often involves adopting design principles from the supplemental, replacement, and emporium models
  • Buffet Model
    • Students are offered a "buffet" (instead of a "fixed menu") of learning opportunities that can be customized to fit the needs of the individual learner. Students are able to choose which instruction method they feel will best teach them the current objective.

What is Blended Learning?

Blended Learning

Created by Knewton

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

Blended Learning Models

Created by Digital Learning Now, an initiative of ExcelinEd

Blended Learning Implementation Guide

Created by Digital Learning Now, an initiative of ExcelinEd

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