Traditional Instruction: focuses on face-to-face teacher-centered instruction, including teacher-led discussion and instruction. Instructional materials are based on textbooks, lectures and individual written assignments.
Technology-Rich Instruction: traditional instruction with digital enhancements such as electronic whiteboards, access to Internet devices, document cameras, digital textbooks, and Internet tools. The Internet, however, does not deliver the content and instruction.
Blended Learning: a program in which a student receives content and instruction partly from face to face and partly from online.
Blended Learning offers flexibility in:
- Time: Learning is no longer restricted to the school day or the school year.
- Place: Learning is no longer restricted to the walls of the classroom.
- Path: Learning is no longer restricted to the pedagogy used by the teacher.
- Pace: Learning is no longer restricted to the pace of an entire classroom.
Project Based Learning: (PBL) is a method of giving learners access to curriculum in authentic ways that promote collaboration, design, imagination and innovation while also allowing for more natural integration of technology. The increase of 1 to 1 technology in classrooms has made learning more interactive and mobile.
Web 2.0 tools and educational apps offer vast opportunities for project-based learning to take place. Collecting information, creating presentations, and working collaboratively allows students to enhance their skills in communication, critical thinking, productivity and problem solving. The teacher-centered instruction becomes student-centered and engagement is increased.
Flipped Classroom: a form of blended learning in which students learn new content online by watching video lectures, usually at home, and what used to be homework (assigned problems) is now done in class with teacher offering more personalized guidance and interaction with students, instead of lecturing.