Blended learning

The Center for Digital Education reports that blended education models improve comprehension and test scores for 84 percent of students. These models blend elements of “brick-and-mortar” in-person instruction with asynchronous, self-paced online learning.

Stanford University, for instance, in partnership with the online learning platform Khan Academy, piloted a blended learning “flipped classroom” biochemistry course. Students watched video lectures online at home and then spent class time solving problems, maximizing the time students spend with professors. This partnership was extended into the medical school, allowing Stanford medical students to watch core curriculum videos online, and freeing up class time for students to practice lessons alongside their peers and professors and to explore their passion areas early in their schooling.

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