The Clayton Christensen Institute defines blended learning as “a formal education program in which the student learns:
- at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace;
- at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home;
- and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience” (2015).
This can describe a range of possible educational activities between traditional classroom education to online distance education.
- Traditional face to face. No blended learning.
- Face to face with limited online resources & no requirement to be online
- Face to face with substantial required online resources that extend learning beyond the classroom
- Face to face with some classes replaced by online learning
- Curriculum entirely online with face to face classes available but not required
- Curriculum entirely online with all learning done at a distance. No longer blended.