Unit 2 Activity 1 - Mobilizing -Defining a problem or setting a goal
Make a decision:
Do you have a problem to solve with Blended Learning or do you want to set a goal to realize Blended Learning in your classroom?
Do you have a problem?
The most successful blended programs begin generally in response to a desire to (1) boost student achievement and quality of life through personalization, (2) provide access to out-of-reach courses and opportunities, (3) improve a school system's financial health, or (4) a combination of all three. Sometimes schools discover an immediate need or problem related to these areas that nudges them toward blended learning; in other cases, they spot an opportunity and decide to go for it.
Watch the video from Chapter 3:14
Would you like to set a goal?
For many schools and communities, the decision to consider blended learning is less abrupt. No major problem hits them in the face. Instead, leaders have educational goals they want to realize for their students— and online learning proves to be the answer.
Watch the video from Chapter 4:15
Horn, Michael B.; Staker, Heather (2014-10-15). Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools (p. 100). Wiley. Kindle Edition.
After reading Chapter 3 and watching the videos above, do you want to solve a problem or set a goal for Blended Learning? Develop some notes that lead to your decision.