Jury Is Still Out on Blended Learning

Does it work or not? It depends

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Blended learning is gaining considerable popularity in American classrooms, but the question remains: Is there strong evidence that the strategy helps K-12 students?

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“The answer right now is still no,” said Sarojani S. Mohammed, a partner and lead researcher at The Learning Accelerator, a Cupertino, Califnia, nonprofit group that helps districts implement blended-learning strategies. “We don’t have definitive evidence that blended learning works or that it doesn’t, though we do know some things about specific aspects.”

Blended learning practices have steadily evolved in classrooms, but there is little consensus on what, exactly, the term encompasses. This further hamstrings efforts to build a solid understanding of whether, when, and how the strategy of combining face-to-face instruction with technology-based lessons actually works.

Read more at Education Week

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