Blended Learning: The Invisible Platform Materializes

When well designed, “blended instruction” or, from the student’s vantage point, “blended learning” combines the best of traditional classroom instruction with research-based, computer-assisted resources. Those resources may be made available online or be provided via digital storage media, but the combination can be a powerful one, resulting in greater student engagement and increased student achievement. In this issue, Becky Bordelon, Executive Director of Instruction and Learning for North America for the Israeli-based company Time To Know, Inc., discusses her company’s approach to blended learning and shares the results they are seeing from their classroom pilot programs. With a background as a teacher, special educator, and parent, Ms. Bordelon brings valuable insight to the education technology table.