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Face-to-Face Driver Model: Application & Examples

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

The face-to-face driver model is one type of blended learning. How does the model work? In this lesson, we will discuss advantages of this model and examples of its use.

What Is Blended Learning?

Do you use technology to teach? If so, how? Perhaps you have a computer in your classroom. Or maybe you have a classroom webpage with extra opportunities for learning. Maybe you teach some lessons online and the rest in person. All of these represent methods of blended learning.

Blended learning combines traditional teaching methods with supplementary instruction via technology. There are many different methods of blended learning and most of them involve online lessons.

The Face-To-Face Driver Model

Imagine a traditional classroom for a moment. Each day students gather and the teacher guides them through the coursework. Now let's say that a student in this class is struggling with a specific concept. How can that student receive assistance without interrupting the flow of the course for other students? The face-to-face driver model may be the answer.

The face-to-face driver model is a type of blended learning in which technology is used alongside traditional teaching to increase success in educational outcomes. Face-to-face classroom teaching is the main mode of delivery in this model, but technology is used to supplement learning.

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