Digital Learning Day, which highlights instructional practices that effectively use technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience as well as the educators and school leaders that are working to improve student outcomes. Digital learning is also a very important part of our blended learning model.

For those unfamiliar, blended learning has its roots in digital learning and represents a fundamental shift in instruction that has the potential to tailor content delivery for each individual student in ways that traditional instruction never could.

Component 1:  Online learning: Critical to the blended learning model is that students do some of their learning online. For online learning to truly be effective, students must be in control of their education. The technology used must shift at least some control over instruction or content from teachers to students.

Component 2: Student control of learning: The second aspect of blended learning is straightforward: some type of learning must take place in a physical location outside of the students’ home.

Component 3: The online modality must connect to the brick-and-mortar modality The third component of blended learning is that if students are learning a certain topic in a blended way, the online and in-person components must work together to deliver an integrated course.

Read the full article about blended learning by Luis Flores at The Christensen Institute.