Blended learning courses, in which at least some of the curriculum is delivered digitally through online platforms, is becoming more and more commonplace in schools. In fact, says Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity, she consistently hears from schools and districts looking to implement technology — such as the solutions her company creates — more effectively in their classrooms and personalize instruction for their students.
"There are so many varying needs of students in this increasingly diverse population," says Factor. "And schools are looking for new ways to engage students and to ensure excellent instruction and good outcomes for kids."
In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Factor examines the value of blended learning in the schoolwide ecosystem.
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.