Blended Learning and e-Learning, Explained

How can blended and e-learning transform education?

Blended and e-learning can broaden teaching and learning by providing additional tools to explain complex issues or retain student attention. These also expand access to quality education by allowing students to learn anywhere and anytime as well as learn from experts from any part of the world.  Online learning can also work as an equalizer, giving people in remote schools, colleges, and universities access to the top teachers and top resources not normally available to them.

Blended learning replaces some traditional classroom time with online interactive content to reduce costs paid for instruction when curricula are more standardized. It has grown strongly in developed countries, and is now gaining traction in developing countries.


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