Traditional learning is all about the teacher; blended learning is about the student.
It is certainly MORE about the student...If done effectively, blended learning lends itself primarily to a student-centered classroom.
Traditional learning is no longer valid for 21st century learners
:-),,,I appreciate your conviction. However, would you please explain your stand on this topic in more detail?
Traditional learning does not reach students like blended learning does. Tradiotional learning is teacher standing at the front and the students do textbook pages. Blended learning takes it to another level.
I agree with you, Abbie. Nevertheless, could you tell me what role do YOU think the textbook should have in the classroom?
Blended learning is a technological safety net to traditional learning. It can offer the same instruction and learning as a traditional setting but allows students to learn when and where they choose and at their own pace.
"...technological safety net.."? Please elaborate.
Blended learning is speaking our student's language to teach them what they need to know.
I like the way you put this. If I'm not mistaken, you are saying that we are bringing the content to our students on the level at which they process information, which in many ways is much different from the way in which they processed information less than 10 years ago.
Teacher more of a facilitator in the blended classroom.
Exactly! Can you give further detail on how this is beneficial to BOTH you and the students?
In blended learning, at least some instruction takes place in an online learning environment.
Agreed. Hence, the level of online instruction to supplement the f2f instruction is determined by the teacher.
Blended learning gives all students an opportunity to learn at their pace & targets all learning styles. Traditional learning many times limits your pace & targets lower level students.
YES! Couldn't have said it better myself!
Blended learning brings together the best elements of traditional teaching and technology to help students learn.
Interesting that your comment is worded this way. I think I understand what you mean. Please clarify what you mean when you wrote "...the best elements of..."
Hi Mrs Dale,
Please feel free to delete this comment but I couldn't see any other way to contact you. On your learning page it seems you have a lot of content on Edmodo for literacy instruction. Is this stuff you made yourself or did you curate it from around the Web? Would you be willing to share? I'd love to put it up on my site which has been designed to help anyone wanting to look at different learning models: https://sites.google.com/site/waystolearn/
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