By Michael B. Horn

Navigate the transition to mixed studying with this functional box guide

Blended is the sensible box advisor for imposing mixed studying concepts in K-12 school rooms. A follow-up to the bestseller Disrupting category by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson, this hands-on advisor expands upon the mixed studying principles offered in that booklet to supply functional implementation counsel for educators trying to comprise on-line studying with conventional school room time. Readers will discover a step by step framework upon which to construct a extra student-centered process, besides crucial recommendation that offers the services essential to construct the following iteration of K-12 studying environments. Leaders, lecturers, and different stakeholders will achieve priceless perception into the method of utilizing on-line studying to the best advantage of scholars, whereas averting missteps and power pitfalls.

If on-line studying has now not already rocked your neighborhood university, it is going to quickly. combined studying is without doubt one of the most popular traits in schooling straight away, and educators are clamoring for "how-to" tips. Blended solutions the decision by way of supplying specified information regarding the method, layout, and implementation of a winning mixed studying program.

  • Discover an invaluable framework for imposing mixed learning
  • Unlock the advantages and mitigate the hazards of on-line learning
  • Find solutions to the main frequently asked questions surrounding mixed learning
  • Create a extra student-centered method that features as a good strength throughout grade levels

Educators who enjoyed the guidelines offered in Disrupting Class now have a box advisor to creating it paintings in a real-world university, with professional suggestion for making the transition smoother for college kids, mom and dad, and lecturers alike. for academic leaders looking extra student-centered faculties, Blended presents the definitive roadmap.

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Horn, a coauthor of this book) made that prediction in 2008, when they forecasted that by 2019, 50 percent of high school courses would be online in some form or fashion. 2 People may debate the timing, but we believe the more interesting question is whether the indisputable emergence of online learning across elementary, middle, and high schools is a good thing. Is our system devolving into a hopelessly impersonal, sci-fi-type automation, or is the surge of students learning online a positive thing?

This pattern of disruptive innovation can be comforting because it offers assurance that low-end disruptive technologies improve over time. Internet access across the country is faster and more reliable than it was ten years ago. Virtual communications tools such as Skype and Google Hangouts make synchronous online communication simple and inexpensive. Online content is becoming more engaging. ’’ The emergence of blended learning is one way online learning is marching upmarket. By adding a brick-and-mortar component, online learning can offer more supervision, face-to-face mentors, and in-person fun with friends for the vast majority of students who need school for these purposes just as much as they need it to help them gain knowledge and skills.

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