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Blended learning approaches integrate face-to-face and online resources to create a coherent learning experience. Learning happens across place and time, and all elements are combined fluidly and intentionally within a formal, “brick and mortar” educational structure. These in-person and technologically-enabled elements inform and amplify each other coherently and cohesively. In this topic, explore how educators do this through:

  • Blended Model Type
  • Schedule/Time
  • Use of Space
  • Extended Learning
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Blended Model Type

Blended learning classrooms employ different structural models to integrate in-person and online learning components. The Christensen Institute has developed a taxonomy to describe these models.

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Blended and personalized classrooms often use time more flexibly, using non-traditional schedules to allow students to work at their own pace, alone, with peers, or in smaller groups.

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Use of Space

In blended and personalized classrooms, educators use space (physical and digital) flexibly, adapting spaces to learning tasks and needs.

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Extended Learning

In blended and personalized learning, students often access resources and complete learning work outside of traditional school boundaries and time.

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