SRI Authors: Laura Kassner
Kassner, L. D. (2013). A review of literature: Mix it up with blended learning in K-12 schools. Richmond, VA: Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium.
The term “blended learning” represents a wide spectrum of delivery opƟons, tools, and pedagogies, but conceptually refers to instrucƟon that is a mix or blending of tradiƟonal faceͲtoͲface (f2f) and online components. Horn & Staker (2011) define blended learning as “any Ɵme a student learns at least in part at a supervised brickͲandͲmortar locaƟon away from home and at least in part through online delivery with some element of student control over Ɵme, place, path, and/ or pace” (p.3). Allen, Seaman, & GarreƩ (2007) further aƩempt to quanƟfy the divide, defining it as “between 30Ͳ79% of content delivered online with remaining porƟons delivered by f2f or other nonͲwebͲbased methods” (Watson, 2008). Lastly, Brew (2008) describes blended learning as “integraƟng online and f2f formats to create a more eīecƟve learning experience than either medium can produce alone.”