by Jason Mucke / March.25.2018 / 6:39 AM ET / Updated 4:57 PM ET
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March.25.2018 / 6:39 AM ET / Updated 4:57 PM ET / Washington D.C
The world we live in today is no longer interested in the teaching methods of the old century. Our children today have evolved to want more than just the traditional classroom experience and so because of this, our educational system has evolved to discover a way to meet the needs of this new generation.
Introducing, blended learning is also known as hybrid learning or mixed-mode learning, an educational program that uses both online teaching and traditional classroom methods.
This program allows for several variations of different teaching methods, whether it be leaning more towards the online or the classroom method, it allows the learner to choose the mixture that is most suited to their individual learning needs.
Although this allows the learner to be more independent in terms of learning their lessons, it does not put too much pressure on them for the teaching aspect of learning because it also allows learners to approach a professional to teach them the lesson directly whenever the topic becomes too difficult.
That’s the good thing about blended learning, it allows the instructors to really focus on their students and empower them to make most of their study time by allowing them to learn at their own pace.
This has been proven by a survey conducted on educators that discovered that 76% of instructors believe that blended learning is beneficial to students.
This is mostly due to the fact that blended learning redefined teaching roles in the sense that teachers are no longer confined in a classroom but are able to reach a wider audience and meet each individual learning need without having to spend too much time or energy.
Due to this, they are now able to put more emphasis on application and students are able to experience the lessons real time which allows them to really retain the information given.
Despite what sceptics believe, blended learning has been proven effective.
A report by the RAND Corporation and the United States Department of Education found that students of different grade-levels showed improvement in their algebra performance when they learned it through a blended learning model.
Sancy Suraj, CEO of Knowles Training Institute stated, “Combine this with the fact that blended learning is eco-friendly, so far so that a statistic has shown that learning lessons online consumes 90% less energy and produces 85% fewer CO2 emissions per student than learning the courses primarily on conventional methods. It goes to show how relevant this is to our society today.”
Since blended learning also offers flexibility in terms of presenting the lessons wherein the harder topics are delivered face-to-face and the easier ones are available online, students never have to wait for their peers to understand the topic before moving forward to another one.
It’s a good way to make sure that the students not only stay engaged but have a meaningful learning experience so much so that 70% of students say they learn best using a blended learning environment.
Instructors are also able to make sure that they’re students have not only learned the lesson but can effectively apply them in real life because they are able to guide their students more efficiently due to all the time they saved through the blended learning method.
To end, blended learning is not just important because of the benefits it gives both the student and the teacher but also because of the fact that this method is the only way to naturally meet the needs of the new generation of students utilizing both online resources and the need for human interaction to make the most of the learning experience.
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