BLENDED LEARNING IS NOT AN OPTION ANYMORE

| April 26, 2018

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The factory model upon which educational processes were founded during the industrial age has long ago faded from the workplace, so it makes sense that factory-style education should disappear from schools as well. Modern technology has changed the way we think about work and how we perform our jobs. This same technology has changed education for the better.Blended learning has taken the place of factory-style education. This new educational model combines traditional face-to-face education with online learning opportunities in the form of e-courses and collaborative projects with peers and subject matter experts.Advocates of blended learning say that it is less restrictive, more authentic, and offers greater flexibility.

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