You’ve read a lot about digital or blended learning in this space in recent weeks, and for good reason.
We can no longer expect students to learn the way they always have, primarily through note-taking and rote memorization. Sure, that works for some students, but the careers of the 21st century require much more. Blended learning leverages technology to create a learning environment where students have daily opportunities for individualized learning, and teachers have the opportunity, time and resources to differentiate small-group instruction in the classroom. That future is here right now.
KnowledgeWorks Founding CEO Chad Wick talks about how our 2020 Forecast (http://futureofed.org) looks at the future of learning in this week’s National Journal blog. In assessing the future of e-learning, National Journal editors asked its panel of education experts questions such as: What are the most dangerous pitfalls in e-learning? Where can technology make the most difference in boosting student achievement? Is it more appropriate to use e-learning in college than in K-12 classes? Can a Webcam teacher be as effective as one in a classroom? Are there subjects that lend themselves to e-learning? Are there subjects that do not?
Read Wick’s full response here, and feel free to participate in the discussion.