Traditionally, it is often thought that technology is a distraction to overcome if you want to achieve an efficient learning process. But mindsets are changing, and for the better!
Those past couple of years, people have been increasingly talking about the integration of online tools in the classroom, also called blended learning.
Blended learning brings together the best of both classroom learning and E-learning to optimize learning and comprehension. This new form of education shifts part of the classroom to an online environment and it benefits both students and teachers.
We have summed up the 3 main advantages of blended learning for both sides of the classroom.
For the students
It is student-centered
It gives students a certain level of control over the time, the place and the pace of their learning process. The more they are engaged, the more they can become actor of their own education and results improve!
It boosts motivation
It makes it easier to try out different learning strategies. The more personalized the content is, the easier it is for students to apprehend complex topics. Interactivity is key to keep the attention of the new generation.
It develops critical thinking
Thanks to its transformative aspect, it can create a real dialogue community. Then, everyone starts exchanging ideas and opinions — and that is what higher education is all about.
For the teachers
It provides rapid diagnostics
The teacher can quickly identify problems with certain students thanks to their learner profiles. This leads us to a new era of individual student growth.
It helps analyze results
After launching your tests on the platform, it is possible to gather and analyze the answers. Thanks to modern digital tools and dashboards, the teacher will be able to visualize and monitor more easily their students’ progress.
It extends the reach
If well supported, higher education teachers can reach hundreds of extra students online. The classroom is not limited to face-to-face lessons anymore: you can connect to a digital audience.
The shift to blended learning is inevitable for education institutions to keep up with the growing demands for connectivity from students. Its benefits have been proven, don’t hesitate to embark ! Shake up your training sessions !