http://www.resa.net/curriculum/curriculum/science/technology/blendedlearning/

This article is a summary of what blended learning is, several resources, and statistics.  Blended learning, or a flipped classroom, requires that students learn the material outside of class and do homework into the classroom.  Students will watch lectures at their own pace, with the ability to watch it as many times as they wish.  In one statistic, before flipping the classroom 50% of students failed English, 44% failed math, and there were 736  cases of discipline issues.  After flipping the classroom, 19% failed English, 13% failed math, and there were 249 cases of discipline issues.

I think that  this is an awesome practice for students with issues coming to school, like those with children or have to have a job.  This provides students to learn on their own pace and use valuable class time to apply the knowledge and receive help.  However, I don’t think that I would use it all the time.  It would be useful to have students learn a new or difficult concept on their own.  Coincidentally, this same concept is applied to many English classes.  We as students to read material on their own, then discuss it as a class.

 

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/blended-learning-example-classroom-lesson-bob-lenz

This article provides an example of blended learning in the English classroom.  His students have dyslexia and other learning disabilities, and he relies on technology to assist his students.  It is an excellent article that uses blended learning and he sees it as essential for his student’s learning.

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