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