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Blended Learning Model Type


A type of 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; at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home; and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience.

Usage Notes

This may be an attribute of a Course (as designed) or a Class Section (as delivered). It also may be attributed to a school, institution, or program for "whole-school" blended models.

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Rotation modelA model in which within a given course or subject, students rotate between learning modalities, at least one of which is online learning. Other modalities might include activities such as small-group or full-class instruction, group projects, individual tutoring, and pencil-and-paper assignments.Rotation
Flex modelA model in which online learning is the backbone of student learning, even if it directs students to offline activities at times. Students move on an individually customized, fluid schedule among learning modalities, and the teacher of record is on-site. The teacher-of-record or other adults provide face-to-face support on a flexible and adaptive as-needed basis through activities such as small-group instruction, group projects, and individual tutoring.FlexModel
A La Carte modelA model in which students take one or more courses entirely online with an online teacher of record and at the same time continue to have brick-and-mortar educational experiences. Students may take the online courses either on the brick-and-mortar campus or off-site. This differs from full-time online learning and the Enriched Virtual model because it is not a whole-school experience.ALaCarte
Enriched Virtual modelA whole-school experience in which within each course, students divide their time between attending a brick-and-mortar campus and learning remotely, off-site, using online delivery of content and instruction.EnrichedVirtual
OtherA model for implementing blended learning that does not fit the definition of the other blended learning model typesOther
Related Domains, Entities and Categories

Adult Education -> Course Section (Data Model ID = 68650) 
Career and Technical -> Course Section (Data Model ID = 68544) 
Early Learning -> Early Learning Program (Data Model ID = 69704) 
K12 -> Course Section (Data Model ID = 67073) 
K12 -> K12 Course (Data Model ID = 67072) 
K12 -> K12 School -> Directory (Data Model ID = 69169) 

Related Topics

Early Learning -> Program Quality 

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