Why digital learning will liberate teachers
According to The U.S. Department of Education (2009), students perform better in online courses than in face-to-face courses. The best performance, however, is achieved in hybrid courses that blend online and face-to-face learning. This is because blended learning offers:
- More time-on-task
- More control over the learning process
- Greater opportunities for reflection
These three factors of blended education can also benefit educators. Just because digital learning is student-centric does not mean the role of the teacher is diminished. Michael B. Horn, co-founder and Executive Director of Education of Innosight Institute, talks about why digital learning will liberate teachers.
U.S. Department of Education, “Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies”, prepared by Barbara Means, Yukie Toyama, Robert Murphy, Marianne Bakia, and Karla Jones, 2009