Too often, schools bring only tepid energy to the blending of traditional and online learning, Charles Mojkowski says.
That sounds promising, but all of that capability must be matched by a worthy partner. And educators have been far from worthy. To the blend, they add a stale array of timeworn and tepid ingredients:
• A 20th-century school organizational structure;
• A fixation on providing the same learning outcomes for every student;
“Educators are failing to exploit the new and emerging technologies in ways that will give student learning opportunities the jolt they need.”
• A focus on external motivational techniques;
• A rigid curricular scope and sequence for all students;
• An asphyxiating and narrow assessment system; and
• A separation of in-school from out-of-school learning.
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