How To Implement Blended Learning

Blended learning can be a great way to make use of whatever technology tools you do have, rather than needing specific technology that you don’t have. Blended learning doesn’t require you to have a 1:1 classroom, a certain number of iPads, or particular software, though you can put any and all of those things to use as you choose. Thus, blended learning covers a lot of ground – and in the process it helps to make learning more engaging, effective, and efficient.

That said, implementing a blended learning program in your classroom or school isn’t exactly simple. Careful planning and a strong understanding of blended learning will help make the transition much more smooth.  Enter: the handy infographic below. It takes a look at how to set up a blended learning environment, some of the features of a great blended learning program, and some other tidbits of information. Keep reading to learn more!

Implementing Blended Learning

  • Blended learning is a combination of online and in-person delivery that can come in several different forms
  • Before you start, create the conditions for success: You’ll need lots of support, and some funding too
  • Create a strategy and timeline
  •  Develop instructional models
  • Decide on a platform and content
  • Figure out what types of devices will be used
  • Determine what infrastructure will be needed
  • Integrate and implement
  • Take advantage of professional development opportunities
  • Use tech support as much as necessary
  • Don’t forget to measure and assess successes and failures, and adjust as needed

What Makes A Great Blended Learning Program?

  • Content and apps are aligned with CCSS
  • Standards aligned performance and assessment tasks
  • Comprehensive learner profiles including student portfolios
  • Consideration of learning level, student performance, and best learning modality
  • Good reporting functionality