Education has grown and changed immensely throughout history. Classroom learning has made many changes that have revolutionized learning in the last hundred years and now the internet has expanded learning to places never before thought possible. Studies have shown that blended education is the best way to education. This refers to the kind of learning that combines two or more kinds of learning. Online learning and traditional classroom learning create a wonderful form of blended learning. This kind of education takes the best from instructor-led learning and distance learning.
Blended learning allows students to review material on their own online and then come together in the classroom. This allows for testing on material in advance so that if a student has already mastered it, they can move on. This was not possible before in traditional classroom learning in which the class must learn all the material all together. This was often boring advanced students and caused not enough time to be used for those struggling with the curriculum. A combination of classroom and online learning allows for infinite patience for novice students. The online part of the curriculum can be accessed over and over until the student has mastered the material. The content can be tailored based on the needs of each learner. This kind of education also increases student engagement. Students are aware of what is expected of them and must prepare ahead of time for class. Online work must be completed prior to a class therefore students are ready for the material presented during class time and are engaged in the material. The learners have already put in the work before class so they can remain engaged in the material knowing about the topics that will be covered in advance. A blended learning approach over causes students to get better grades. It is almost impossible to slack off or struggle with material with this kind of learning.
There are so many benefits to blended education and we are only just beginning to see just how wonderful this kind of education can be for learners. It may make regular classroom learning a thing of the past and something that can only be beneficial when paired with online education software. This kind of learning has already impacted so many students and will continue to as it grows in availability and popularity throughout our nation and the rest of the world.