Blended Learning at Primary School. Its Potential and Challenges

Summary

The term blended learning is flexible and it is used to describe various learning strategies which combine face to face and online learning. The definition of blended learning in reference to the K12 education was developed by Horn and Staker in 2012. They define it as “...a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online learning with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace and at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home. The modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience” (Horn andStaker, 2012). Blended learning understood in such a way has been used at many American primary schools. Therefore, we can look closer at their experiences, analyse some other teaching theories which support similar approaches of ICT use in education, we can also study some research connected to this topic. It is worth doing all these to look for a new, better school formula.

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