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What is blended learning?

What is blended learning?

Blended learning is an approach to education, that combines online training with in-class activities.

With a good blended learning setup, the benefits of both online and classroom learning can be achieved.

Main benefits of blended learning:

1) Flexibility

Students have access to the learning material anytime, anywhere.

This will enable the students to absorb the content at their on pace. They are in control of both time, place and frequency to fit into their everyday life. They can spend as much time as they like, whether they are struggling or already proficient in the content.

2) Diverse tools

An online digital learning system enables a new set of powerful tools the teachers to use. This includes both learning and administration tools.

Edaptio includes a wide [variety of learning tools](link to the learning elements blog post), and we have seen that diversifying learning activities increases engagement.

3) Personalisation

On the digital platform, many of the learning tools can be adapted to the individual student, and there by improve the learning outcome.

4) Convenience

Communication, monitoring, sharing and grading all become easier when a classroom and collect work and messages online and always revisit content both inside and outside the classroom.

Edaptio also enables teachers to grade assignments directly in the browser.

5) Face-to-face benefits

One of the weaknesses of online learning is the lack of face-to-face instruction with a teacher. By combining online training with in-classroom activities, can you bypass this flaw in pure online learning. Edaptio furthermore adds features for communication online like video calls and broadcast of classrooms.

The Flipped Classroom Model

Flipped Classroom is a type of blended learning. In this system, the student absorbs content online at home (passive learning) and spends time in the classroom engaging with the concepts in different ways (active learning).