For students, as blended learning is going to stay, you need to respond to it, for example by keeping your cameras on more often. For educators, we have learned a lot over the past 18 months. We are still learning and evolving, and make this blended learning a new norm in the manner in which we will have the best of both face-to-face and online learning.
One of the most urgent needs we have is that we need to be very hungry for more concrete evidence of efficacy and more students’ evaluations of teaching. We need to listen to the students to find out what’s working and adjust our practices accordingly, and then negotiate the relationship between what works with students and what our learning objectives and educational outcomes are.
We can’t be afraid of change. Going back is safe, but back wasn’t perfect and there are many things within the educational space that were flawed. We need to accept that and move forward, not being afraid of change or making mistakes.
Towards the conceptualization of this vision, the 16th Edition of the Online Educational Leadership Forum "How Can We Ensure Effective Blended-Learning?" was held.
education leaders, K-12 educators, policymakers