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Blended learning is 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. Blended Learning (Staker / Horn – May 2012). While still attending a “brick-and-mortar” school structure, face-to-face classroom methods are combined with computer-mediated activities.

  • Proponents of blending learning cite the opportunity for data collection and customization of instruction and assessment as two major benefits of this approach.
  • Schools with blended learning models may also choose to reallocate resources to boost student achievement outcomes.
  • The terms “blended,” “hybrid,” “technology-mediated instruction,” “web-enhanced instruction,” and “mixed-mode instruction” are often used interchangeably in current research literature.
  • However, recent researchers in the United States tend to use the term “blended learning” with more regularity.