Many organizations are realizing the inherent benefits of utilizing a robust blended learning approach to their learning initiatives, in fact, by 2019, 50% of all high school courses will be delivered online. But what exactly is blended learning? Blended learning can take a variety of shapes, but it is often unfairly defined vary narrowly.
For those of you who are new to the concept of blended learning, it is defined as a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace.
For instance, LearnDash offers one approach to blended learning, making it easy for organizations or educational institutions to supplement lessons with e-learning modules – but this is just one approach. There are many different strategy for implementing a blended learning method of learning.
In fact, blended learning can be grouped into six distinct models, including:
- Face-to-Face driver
- Online lab
- Online driver
Each one of these approaches uses technology in varying degrees. As of now, educational institutions are the ones utilizing the blended learning approach most often. That said, its presences is growing in markets as well. As the upcoming generation enters the work field, expect blended learning to play a more prominent role. Heck, blended learning is new for many of us, but it’s old news for today’s youth!
This infographic is packed full of statistics on blended learning – all of which quite fascinating. Many infographics are all fluff, so it’s refreshing to see one that actually has a lot of useful information.