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Blended-Learning in Evolving and Expanding


Last year, Innosight Institute published two white papers observing the rising and different models of blended learning. Last week this non-profit organization updated the observation on blended learning practices happening in different schools.

In the white papers, titled “The rise of K-12 blended learning” and “The rise of K-12 blended learning: Profiles of emerging models,” we suggested a preliminary definition of blended learning and categorization structure. This white paper introduces a refined definition and description of models based on feedback from over 80 organizations and 100 educators who commented on the initial research.

Figure 1 depicts a categorization scheme for the blended-learning landscape as it currently exists based upon an analysis of programs that either are preparing to launch or are already in existence. The models represent particular programs within a school, not a typology for whole-school design.

This white paper defines each of the models in Figure 1 and provides examples of schools and districts that have implemented them. It also identifies several education practices that share features of blended learning but differ in key ways.

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