- Three thousand educators, edtech entrepreneurs, nonprofit representatives, and thought leaders attended this week's iNACOL symposium in Orlando, FL. A main question raised by various participants and panels focused on success metrics for blended learning: how should they be defined, and how should they be measured?
- EdSurge reports that many at the conference suggest that test scores should be utilized, but not exclusively.
- Some expressed skepticisim when test scores are they only thing shown in an edtech tool and some wondered how a teacher would know if a specific program caused a specific outcome.
According to EdSurge, some participants "argued that a school or district's leader sets the goal for what constitutes success, and some argued that educators should "identify the range of factors of success in blended environments."
Still others posited that curiosity should be viewed as a measurable benchmark. The four leading blended learning models were profiled in a July iNACOL report.