One of the initial challenges is to decide how you want to implement a blended learning classroom. It's a challenge because there is more than one way to do this, and finding the model that will work best for both the teacher and the students can take some time to work out.
The infographic in this post has six of the more common types of blended learning models that are currently being implemented in classrooms today:
- Face to Face Driver
- Online Lab
- Self Blend
- Online Driver
However, you can go deeper still if you want to. Heather Staker and Michael B. Horn take the rotation model and split that up further to show different ways that you can implement a rotational model:
- Station Rotation Model
- Lab Rotation Model
- Flipped Classroom Model
- Individual Rotation Model
Is it a change from how things are done in a traditional classroom? Absolutely, and while it may not be for everyone, the drive towards including blended learning as part of a modern classroom is quickly gathering pace, especially as we look to differentiate and personalize learning for students to help them reach their full potential. So, take a look at the infographic below and see what you think.
~ Jonathan Wylie, Technology Consultant