Blended learning environments offer more personalized learning
With the Internet as their key source of information sharing, entertainment and interaction, the learning potential of all that time online is irresistible. In fact, educators, seeking to use students' connectedness to their advantage, are integrating blended-learning environments into core programming. This combination of the traditional and the digital creates a highly personalized, more productive learning experience - and dramatically better results.
When you build your blended learning environment on the foundation of the Schoolwires Nimbus social learning network, you'll bring teachers and students together to collaborate and learn like never before.
Where face-to-face and online learning meet
Blended learning represents a shift within the classroom. Just as online learning changed the instructional model of distance learning, blended learning is changing how educators perceive online learning in a traditional classroom environment.
In a blended learning environment supported by Nimbus, students learn online in the classroom part of the time, and often interact with peers on the Nimbus safe social learning network, during and after school. Making learning a social event encourages students to engage in the learning process and helps them feel more confident in their ability to succeed by making it easy to share ideas and ask for extra help when needed.
Students in blended learning programs:
- Work at their own pace and experience success on an individual level.
- Use a range of digital tools and resources to improve their ability to think, communicate and collaborate with peers to solve real-world problems and produce original work.
Teachers who migrate to a blended learning approach:
- Use their time more productively, focusing on important activities like developing students' critical thinking and writing skills, and implementing project-based learning.
- Capitalize on the ability to capture student performance in real time, giving them more opportunities to personalize learning through frequent and timely feedback.
The case for making Nimbus your choice for a safe social learning network
With its easy-to-use instructional, community and social networking tools, Nimbus promotes connectivity inside and outside the classroom to help students learn the skills that lead to success through college and into the workplace.
An intuitive interface requires little training and allows Nimbus users to focus on teaching, learning and communication. Robust permissions and access controls also ensure a safe, controlled social learning environment that keeps the focus on instructional content.