The way we learn has changed dramatically, from traditional classroom instruction to blended learning. What is blended learning? Blended learning is translated in Indonesian as ‘pembelajaran campuran’, where there is a combination of learning in the classroom and online learning.
This article will help you understand what blended learning is, why blended learning is important, and how blended learning will change the way we learn in the future.
What is Blended Learning?
As mentioned before, blended learning is a combination of face-to-face and online learning. It can be used for any subject and at any level of education, from preschool to college. Moreover, it gives students the freedom to learn at their own pace while also getting direct teaching in the classroom. This is made possible by using technology to provide students with materials and track their progress through quizzes and assessments.
Why is Blended Learning Important?
To improve the quality of education is through blended learning. There are many benefits of it, particularly when compared to traditional learning, such as:
- Increased student engagement: Students are more likely to be engaged in learning when they have access to online resources like videos, readings, and quizzes all the time, rather than just during class time.
- Lower costs: By using technology effectively, we can eliminate the costs of guest speakers to class or field trips. We also do not need to invest in expensive textbooks and materials because everything is available online for free or cheaper!
Will Blended Learning Continue to be Used in the Future?
The answer is yes, blended learning will continue to be used in the future. For example, more and more colleges are offering online classes, and even at high schools, there are programs that are opened for fully online learning.
One way to make the most of online learning now is by using a Learning Management System (LMS). This is a type of platform or software that helps teachers manage digital learning. With an LMS, teachers can plan lessons, take attendance, deliver materials, give quizzes, and even generate reports online.
One LMS that makes blended learning possible is Guru Kreator by Paideia Educational Solutions. It’s been used by over 11,000+ users in Indonesia with an average of 624+ teaching materials created per month.
Guru Kreator helps make blended learning happen in schools by allowing teachers to (1) create syllabus and teaching materials, (2) create creative and varied assessments, (3) give independent tasks, quizzes, and exams, and (4) monitor students’ learning process.
Our team is ready to discuss and find unique solutions for your needs. Click here to schedule a demo of the LMS.
Writer: Ryan Oktapratama
Published: January 9, 2023