Caution must be exercised in adoption of blended learning technologies

June 26, 2015

The Washington Post has published an article by Phil McRae, of the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the University of Alberta, on the buzz surrounding blended learning—the integration of face-to-face learning with online resources or courses. According to McRae, “[blended learning] has become entangled with the ambiguous notion of personalized learning.” He continues that while there is hope for the model, caution must be exercised to ensure that it does not become “yet another overhyped myth on the crowded road of technology-as-education-reform panacea.” “It is time,” he concludes, “to claim the space of blended learning and push back at the myths and questionable rhetoric.” The Washington Post