- Student Centered- Students need to take control of their learning. But this is a hard concept for both the teachers and students to grasp at first. Students are used to being told what to learn and teachers don't always enjoy letting going of the control. Once both parties come to realize the power, then Blended Learning becomes a powerful way of learning.
- More Wifi- While working with schools across the country, this seems to become one of the biggest problems with Blended Learning. The teachers are ready to implement BYOD and more technology into the curriculum but the connectivity is just not enough to support the learning.
- Personal Devices- I am amazed at how many students own their own personal devices. Especially, in the K-2 classrooms. Training needs to be provided to the teachers to help them manage the devices and how to use the mobile learning for more than just pictures. Here is an idea for using the BOYD in your classroom, take the 1 Second Everyday Challenge with your students between now and the end of the school year.
I ran across this Infographic from DreamBox that talks about the 10 Blended LearningTrends. Here are just a few of my comments about the 10 tends.
Marcia Kish is a Blended Learning Coach that is currently helping schools across the country to implement the Blended Learning model.