Monday, August 17, 2009

Big score for hybrid learning

The future of education is student-centric digital platforms to deliver challenging curriculum. More and more people are coming to realize that it is pretty insane that we are not fully leveraging technology to create a better and more efficient learning environment for all students.

But with results like these, the revolution will not be far behind.

The Arizona Charter School Association reports that Carpe Diem E-Learning in Yuma Arizona has the highest learning gains, by far, in that state. Carpe Diem is a charter school that uses a hybrid approach of both digital and live education courses. Students work towards subject mastery before moving on. They have an extensive digital library and coaches to keep the students on track and moving forward. This is a totally student centric approach and the results are off the charts.

It is amazing to me that we don’t have more hybrid learning centers but I believe that it is only a matter of time.