- The Clayton Christensen Institute on Tuesday launched interactive profiles for schools on its Blended Learning Universe directory.
- According to a release, BLU already features profiles from 300 schools in 175 districts across 38 states, allowing the schools to put a spotlight on their models, demographics, tools used, and outcomes.
- Additionally, the BLU offers search filters that allow schools to compare themselves with others based on locations, demographics, or other details, as well as practical guides, tutorials, and worksheets.
In the release, Christensen Institute Director of Education Julia Freeland Fisher stated, "We're hopeful that by sharing their blended learning stories, educators can learn from one another about how integrating technology into their schools can lead to new pathways for student success."
In a recent interview with Education Dive, Fisher spoke of the need for schools to work toward improving students' social capital — but it appears that it also doesn't hurt for schools to do a little improvement of their own on that front. The fact of the matter is that blended learning is here to stay, and schools that are behind on adopting such models have some catching up to do. Providing easy access to examples of what did or didn't work in other schools, complete with photos, videos, and feedback, makes playing catch-up that much more feasible while also giving holdouts some idea of what kind of resources they'll need to expend.