Blended Learning Management Systems

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Blended learning Management Systems
Return to Complete List of Platform Issues

Blended learning management systems are being adopted across the country, enabling teachers to meet the needs of individual students, while increasing student engagement, agency, and achievement. Blended learning is a formal education program in which schools utilize technology to create optimal situations for small-group instruction.  Recent research suggests that smaller class sizes can produce higher cognitive abilities in students, and eventually more productive workers. Another highly desired outcome is the opportunity for data collection and customization of instruction and assessment, two major benefits of this approach. Schools with blended learning models may also choose to reallocate resources to boost student achievement outcomes.


Economic ROI

One online learning platform survey reports that in a blended learning class:

  • 54% of teachers say they are better organized
  • 51% of teachers say they are creating more interactive lessons
  • 40% of teachers say they are facilitating more student centered learning
  • 38% of teachers say they are more productive
  • 34% of teachers say they are managing their class more effectively
  • 23% of teachers say they are better able to personalize learning for their students

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DLA Proposed Solution

Blended learning is a formal education program in which schools utilize technology to create optimal situations for small-group instruction, and also combine educational elements with technology.  These techniques can meet the needs of every individual student, as well as increasing student engagement, agency, and achievement.  Data collection and customization of instruction and assessment are two other benefits of such a learning environment. Elements of Blended Learning include:

  • Choice, in which students have options based on their needs, interests, and abilities
  • Pace, in which students move at a pace that is appropriate for their level of mastery and have control over the pace at which they learn
  • Path, in which students have access to appropriate depth and rigor of content and are empowered to plan their own learning path
  • Mode, in which students will learn in a way that is optimized for their learning style and is able to provide feedback on what works best for them
  • Data, in which assessments are reliable, frequent, authentic and rigorous, while the data is valid and actionable for teachers and students

Demonstrated Outcomes

  • Increase in kindergarteners reading at grade level from 44% to 87% in one semester

  • Three times as many students pass state exams compared to other students

  • New teachers can have curriculum ready twice as fast as before

  • Personalized learning at $250 per student


DLA Blended Learning Management Systems Initiative Template

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Sample Solutions

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Additional Issues Under Review

Digital Learning Alliance has identified several additional issues. As we add member companies who have a solution that serves the issue, we will update our information. Those additional areas under review include:

Public Education

Proficiency Improvements:

  1. Science
  2. Social Studies
  3. Dual Immersion
  4. Special Needs

  1. Low-Performing
  2. Comprehensive

Higher Education

  1. Remedial Education
  2. Graduation Rates
  3. Student Debt Burden
  4. Employment Opportunities

Workforce Development

  1. Economic Growth Modeling

Spanning Every Educational Level

  1. Assessment and Accountability
  2. Student Information Systems
  3. Online Learning, 24/7/365
  4. Broadband Connectivity
  5. Special Education