A blended learning environment means students have access to teachers face-to-face but they also have opportunities to collaborate with their peers and their teachers both in school and out of school.
In today's lesson, the Gates Foundation's Vicki Phillips explains how schools will be rearranged "to use teacher’s time most effectively." Technology will be an enabler, but "the kind of face-to-face opportunity between kids and teachers and kids and peers will still be there."
A blended learning environment, Philips says, represents "a lovely blend of both adult and student interactions. And yet when the day ends kids don’t shut their learning down. They actually take their tools with them and continue to learn wherever they are."