Blended Learning Benefit
- July 22, 2020
- Posted by: Fliplearn
- Category: Uncategorized
Contrary to popular belief, “Blended Learning” isn’t anything new in the world of education. The concept of Blended Learning in itself was developed as early as the 1960’s. However, formal terminology was only used to describe the concept in the 90’s. Let’s understand what it really is and how it actually works.
So what is Blended Learning?
Well, to put it simply, it refers to a learning approach that combines elements of e-learning with traditional classroom based learning. By using the advantages of both conventional and modern educational techniques, the shortcomings of both styles can be eliminated.
For example, teachers in schools only have about 30 to 40 minutes to conduct a class of anywhere between 25 to 45 students. This makes it difficult for a teacher to maintain a pace that everyone can follow. Luckily, E-Learning Tools allow students to come home and cover topics taught in class at their own pace. This helps students go to school the next day feeling on track with their peers.
How Does Blended Learning Benefit Students?
1. It Brings Back The Joy of Learning
E-Learning tools like Fliplearn come pre-loaded with Visual Learning Content that features animations, 3D videos and games that help students develop the “want to learn”.
2. Is Hassle – Free
Instead of having to write, copy or collect notes every single time, students with E-Learning Tools can access Curated Notes for all subjects anytime and anywhere.
3. Is Standardized
Since all the content is the same for everyone, students can avoid confusion created by discussing “different” notes provided to them.
4. Is Integrated
E-Learning Tools like Fliplearn Edge allow schools to directly send notifications regarding exam dates, syllabus, announcements etc. to a student and their parents on the app itself.
5. Is More Collaborative
Ed-Tech resources enable students to collaborate at home to study concepts before-hand and build their curiosity for the classroom. This helps create thought provoking classroom sessions where students can fulfill their newly developed “need to know”.
How Does Blended Learning Benefit Teachers?
1. Access To Student & Class Performance Dashboards
Teachers can easily access the performance data of their students as individuals and their class as a whole. This makes identifying the strengths and weaknesses of a classroom faster as well as easier.
2. Improved Quality of Classroom Learning
As students have access to classroom content at home, they are better equipped to come prepared with questions to the class on the next day. This helps teachers engage a student’s curiosity while peeking the interest of other students in the classroom.
3. Extended Guidance
By blending Ed-Tech and conventional Classroom Learning, teachers can extend their guidance beyond school hours as they can now track & support a student’s progress on the homework provided in school.
4. Communication Made Easy
Ed-Tech applications allow teachers to update students as well as their parents on important syllabus or exam announcements during as well as after school hours.
How Does Blended Learning Benefit Schools?
1. Better Control
Ed-Tech makes it easier for schools to control, monitor and advise students as well as parents as all progress, communication and results can be tracked on the application itself.
2. Future Proofing
Schools who had already incorporated Ed-Tech into their curriculum had little to no trouble shifting education to an online platform when the pandemic hit.
21st Century Learning is what parents these days want for their students and as a result, the demand for schools with a blended learning model is on the rise.
Just like Ed-Tech improves communication channels for students and teachers, it does so for schools as well. After all, communication is much easier when there is one common platform for all stakeholders.
How Teachers Feel About Blended Learning?
With all of the above in mind, it is no surprise that Ed-Tech Powered Schools or Schools who collaborate with Leaders in Ed-Tech have stronger credentials due to better student performances. In addition, it’s widely agreed upon that Ed-Tech helps students develop a comfort with technology. This comfort with technology, can be the difference in the future when students go for higher studies and finally start making their mark through a career of their choice. That’s the power of a holistic learning experience.