Examples of blended learning

12 Examples of Blended Learning

by Teach Thought Stuff

Blended learning is a type of online education where students are taught in both traditional (face-to-face) and online or ‘virtual’ formats.

This approach can be used in a variety of settings, from universities to businesses. Although not ideal in every situation, blended learning has several advantages over traditional learning: it can be more flexible, more cost-effective, more personalized, and more efficient.

Examples of blended learning in education

What are some examples of blended learning?

in Definition of blended learningwe offered that “blended learning is an approach to learning that combines face-to-face and online learning experiences. Ideally, each (both online and offline) would complement the other using its specific strengths.”

inside Types of blended learning, we also included actual blended learning models such as station rotation blended learning, remote blended learning, and project-based blended learning. Can you see a school or classroom as a real working example of blended learning? Let’s have a look.

An 8th-grade math ‘flipped classroom’ where students learn what the Pythagorean theorem is and see basic examples of it in use, then practice it in the classroom the next day with the help of peers and/or teachers.

Students do face-to-face group work in a classroom, then go home to analyze that work and turn in a video as an assessment form.

A student is taking a course online, then receiving face-to-face tutoring between online lessons

A school that uses part-time remote learning and part-time face-to-face, in-person learning may also be an example of blended learning.

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In a project-based learning unit on local waterways, students learn about waterways from a national expert via videoconferencing, then take a field trip to a local river to take samples and conduct other experiments.

A teacher creates a digital playlist of videos for students to work on to complete a unit on alternative energy sources, then tests the material in class.

Students write a research paper on an online course (for example, a MOOC) on their own, then participate in blended learning, working in small groups to provide feedback during the writing process, during individual instruction.

Woodworking class students build chessboards after being ‘taught’ by observing experts using virtual reality