tl;dr, Vol. 4: Five Myths about Blended Learning BUSTED!

by | Feb 20, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

This piece from Education Elements lays out the seven common models used by educators.  ADRABA is designed from the ground up to maximize learning with Models #5, #6 and #7. 

At ADRABA, students will take at least one online course in addition to their face-to-face (F2F) classes.  Students will also complete much of their coursework through an online portal, but attend F2F sessions with a master-teacher.  Our program does not require daily school attendance.  And students will move on fluid schedules, blending online learning activities with project-based learning, ḥavruta learning and independent study with support from onsite educators. 

More importantly, the piece dispels five commonly held beliefs about blended learning.  Though we’ve heard Myth #3 most often, and #4 is largely irrelevant, Myths #1 and #2 are worth a read – if only to understand how people misperceive and misunderstand what blended learning is and how it works.  As for Myth #5, the “Flex Model” may not be the pinnacle of blended learning, but, at ADRABA, it is not a disruptive model.  It is one of the models.

As hard as it is to start a school from scratch, sometimes it’s a necessity and, in the long run, beneficial.