What is blended learning?

The Rio Grande Foundation has been working to promote and illustrate the benefits of “virtual education.” But what does the term mean? Any time a school uses a computer could be viewed as “virtual education,” but to us it is far more revolutionary than simply placing a computer in the classroom. The power for virtual education is that it can change the way an education is delivered in terms of empowering students and allowing the classroom to be “flipped.” That means that the traditional teaching is largely done outside of class while the tutoring is done in the classroom.

One important virtual education model is called “blended learning.” The following short video explains how virtual learning can work in different classroom settings:

The Fundamentals of Blended Learning from Education Elements on Vimeo.

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