Blended learning can tick a lot of boxes for a lot of different teachers who teach in potentially quite different scenarios. From 1:1 classrooms and schools with plenty of iPads to BYOD classes filled with different types (and amounts) of technology, blended learning can help nearly every teacher make learning more personalized and more interesting for their students. Implementing a blended learning program in your classroom can be a great way to put the technology tools you have – whatever they may be – to use. The handy infographic below takes a look at 10 blended learning trends that are showing up in today’s classrooms. Keep reading to learn more!
10 Blended Learning Trends
- The student-centered learning experience – focus on the students rather than on the teacher offers a more inquiry driven and experiential learning experience
- Soaring numbers of digital learners – the number of students participating in classroom-only education is shrinking (albeit slowly) while the number of students participating in some type of online learning is steadily growing (despite making up a much smaller percentage of students)
- Building higher order thinking skills – students are required to look at information more critically rather than just trying to memorize what is presented to them in class
- Realizing benefits for both teachers and students – this approach benefits not only the students, but teachers too!
- A framework for data-driven decision making in education – a blended approach offers more data and information for teachers, administrators, and parents to make more informed decisions
- A personalized learning approach – by a lean, blended and interactive approach
- Productive gamification – bringing students to deeper learning
- The mobile world is where learners live now – more so for personal than school use
- Students have personal access to mobile devices – smartphones, tablets, laptops and digital reading devices trump desktops
- The need for more broadband – 72% of schools in the US lack the broadband access they need to support digital learning