Blended learning is becoming increasingly popular as a method of instruction throughout schools in America. There is a variety of reasons teachers and school districts have adopted this method of teaching. There are certainly advantages that blended learning brings to the table.
Improved Efficiency– Blended learning enables teachers to use a combination of digital and face time to improve classroom efficiency. Students who utilize technology in their studies gain better levels of comprehension in less time. Teachers are then able to use this extra time to give struggling students the individual attention they need. Teachers are better able to streamline their instruction a help all their students reach their full potential.
Money Saved– Education is expensive. The continuing reordering of textbooks to keep information updated is a major cost. Schools that implement blended learning saves money by allowing students to bring technical devices to school to take full advantage of adaptive learning software. In addition, the use of online textbooks or E-textbooks helps drive costs down.
Personal Learning– Blended learning holds the ability to personalize education in a way that traditional classrooms simply can’t. For example, when a teacher is limited to simply standing in front of a sea of students explaining new concepts, students from varying skill levels either do not have the extra time to grasp the concepts or aren’t able to work ahead if need be. Blended learning enables students to work at a level comfortable to them.
The Gale Sayers Foundation is dedicated to supporting underserved schools in Chicago, many who may wish to utilize blended learning programs. For sponsorship opportunities in Chicago, feel free to contact us.