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ERIC Number: EJ868946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Blended Learning: The Internet and the Classroom
Maddox, Melinda
Principal Leadership, v10 n4 p72-74 Dec 2009
Educators across the country are grateful to school leaders for their past work and present commitment in addressing the most important challenges of U.S. education and in understanding the importance of technology in transforming education. Restructuring the nation's schools is vital to the United States' success in the global economy. Blended learning--when students meet face-to-face some days and work online with their teachers other days--has great potential to give teachers the tools they need to personalize learning. Preparing materials for the student who is home sick or the student who is moved to an alternative school for six weeks is very time-consuming. Teachers can save their time by putting all their materials in a learning management system (LMS) or a course management system like those that are used for the delivery of online courses. With an LMS, when students are absent, they won't be standing in line at the teacher's desk wanting their assignments. They will know that their assignments and any handouts are online. This saves time for teachers. Having students familiar with the blended learning model and an LMS will help prepare them for the college or career of their choice. Technology-rich school reform programs are essential for reducing the drop-out rate and preparing students for the 21st century workforce.
National Association of Secondary School Principals. 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537. Tel: 800-253-7746; Tel: 703-860-0200; Fax: 703-620-6534; Web site: http://www.principals.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama; United States