About This Chapter
Blended Learning Models - Chapter Summary
This chapter offers a comprehensive overview of the blended learning models you can use to strengthen your classroom instruction. Explore lessons to better understand the following:
- Meaning and applications of the face-to-face driver model
- How the rotation model is applied in the classroom
- Ways the flex model is used in blended learning
- Uses of the online lab model
- Classroom application of the self-blend model
- Applications of the online driver model
Review the lessons in any order that works for you, and revisit them as often as you'd like. If you want to ensure you've absorbed the information in this chapter, self-assessment quizzes and a practice chapter exam are available.
How It Helps
- Provides instruction alternatives: Lessons provide several blended learning options to consider, including online learning, face-to-face instruction, group interactions and more, as you decide how best to instruct your students.
- Offers innovative ideas with examples: This chapter offers new and innovative ideas to enhance your curriculum, and provides clear examples you can use to successfully include models of choice in the classroom.
- Adapts to learning needs: The models introduced in this chapter are designed to help you adapt your instruction methods to your students' unique learning needs.
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be prepared to:
- Discuss the uses of the face-to-face driver model, which relies on a physical teacher to deploy online learning
- Explain how students benefit from the rotation model that has students rotate between various forms of learning
- Describe the flex model and how it uses teachers and tutors to support students
- Share ways to use the online lab model to deliver an entire course onsite
- Provide insight into the self-blend model and how taking courses online can supplement traditional school courses
- Define the online driver model and share how an online platform can be used to deliver all curricula
1. Face-to-Face Driver Model: Application & Examples
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.
2. Rotation Model: Definition, Application & Examples
In this lesson, you'll get a feel for a specific approach to blended learning known as the rotation model. You'll learn the four different types of this model and the value this approach provides to students.
3. Flex Model in Blended Learning: Definition, Application & Examples
What makes the flex model of blended learning effective? Is it the best choice for increasing learning? This lesson will define the flex model and provide examples of it in action.
4. Online Lab Model in Blended Learning: Definition, Application & Examples
How can technology be used to improve learning? This lesson explores the online lab model of blended learning. We will also learn about one special school that uses this model successfully.
5. Self-Blend Model: Definition, Application & Examples
What does self-blended learning look like? This lesson provides an overview of the self-blended model and evolving concepts associated with this prevalent form of blended learning.
6. Online Driver Model: Definition, Application & Examples
Blended learning combines traditional instruction with technology. The online driver model is one such option. This lesson will define the online driver model and describe its applications through examples.
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