Blended Learning

blended learning represented by a swiss army knife of technology, pedagogy and psychology for toolsBlended learning, or hybrid learning, is the flexible combination of technology and teacher-led instruction. It’s about choice—it’s not geared toward one type of learner or method of teaching over another, but rather creates options.

The term “blended learning” is difficult to define because it encompasses so many different approaches. It is a broad and varied field, and that’s what makes it so exciting.

The goal of blending your curriculum is to create empowered, responsible students who are more engaged in their own education.

I believe the strength of this approach is its ability to combine synchronous and asynchronous learning activities to make traditional “homework” more meaningful to students. At its core, this approach is about turning passive tasks into active learning experiences.

Two of the pillar articles here are synchronous vs asynchronous learning and my polite rant about the difference between asynchronous learning and homework.

Once you get the lay of the land, I’d suggest looking at the following sections:

Blending Synchronous and Asynchronous for Higher-Order Thinking Skills

Blending Synchronous and Asynchronous for Higher-Order Thinking Skills

Find out how to promote students' higher-order thinking skills by blending asynchronous and synchronous activities with precision.

The High-Risk Dangers of Blending Your Curriculum

The High-Risk Dangers of Blending Your Curriculum

Blending your curriculum requires careful consideration as there are huge red flags that educators need to acknowledge before jumping in.

The Challenges of Using Technology in Higher Education

The Challenges of Using Technology in Higher Education

In this post, I breakdown 3 research-backed challenges of using technology in higher education and elaborate on my experiences with each.

20 Years & 10 Researcher Quotes: Blended Learning Meaning Defined

20 Years & 10 Researcher Quotes: Blended Learning Meaning Defined

Instead of one static definition, I researched 10 quotes over 20 years to try and nail down the real "blended learning meaning."

Asynchronous learning is NOT homework and here’s why

Asynchronous learning is NOT homework and here’s why

Dogs can't eat asynchronous learning! This post will explain why and the other key differences between asynchronous activities and homework.

Why The Hype? 5 Reasons Administrators Choose Blended Learning

Why The Hype? 5 Reasons Administrators Choose Blended Learning

We know why the teachers are enchanted by it, but why do administrators choose blended learning? Their secret desires revealed!

[INFOGRAPHIC] Synchronous vs Asynchronous Learning Online

[INFOGRAPHIC] Synchronous vs Asynchronous Learning Online

Want to know the difference between synchronous vs. asynchronous learning online? Learn about the benefits of each and what to expect.