_3 ways blended learning can benefit student learning28 Jun 16 by Kevin Bonilla
A singular approach to the learning model is no longer sufficient in the modern classroom. In recent times, blended learning has taken center stage, as educators have modified their approach to teaching to catch up with the technologically infused needs of current students. Here are three ways in which blended learning can be beneficial if implemented into your classroom:
Certain education technology allows for customized learning designs, which can be extremely beneficial to students, especially those who have unique learning styles. For example, a visual learner will have access to video, PowerPoint, and images that cater to their need to see, and interact with material. Content can be uploaded or shared at any time, and the classroom layout can be designed specifically to feature the visual content for this student.
Students will likely be more engaged if there are a variety of different content types. In this sense, blended learning veers away from the traditional teaching model, wherein students are expected to absorb the monotonous content delivered in a uniform manner. Gone are the days of textbooks and articles. Replace them with interactive content that can be found online, and material that stimulates group discussion.
E-learning platforms allow for teachers to constantly track their student’s progress through quick quizzing, polls, and engagement metrics. Each activity that the modern-day student participates in can be broken down and analyzed with legitimate accuracy. Why not take advantage of such tools to provide better feedback, and attack problem areas in your classroom?