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Flipped, Blended, Virtual: New Classroom Models, Technology & Personalized Learning

Technology Value & Use by Classroom Model Findings from Speak Up 2016

Teachers in flipped, blended and virtual classrooms see greater value in digital learning for personalized learning

Agree: Teachers in Traditional Classrooms Teachers in Flipped, Blended and Virtual Classrooms
The use of tech results in students taking greater ownership of their own learning 34% 53%
The use of tech results in students learning in ways that match their individualized styles 40% 50%

And, they use technology differently with students

  Teachers in Traditional Classrooms Teachers in Flipped, Blended and Virtual Classrooms
Use technology to facilitate student collaborations 38% 56%
Customize digital content to meet specific classroom needs 45% 56%

Technology Enhances Teachers' Capacity for Personalized Instruction, Particularly in New Model Classrooms

And, they use technology differently with students

As a result of integrating technology within my practice, I am now .... Teachers in Traditional Classroom

Teachers in Blended Classroom

Teachers in Flipped, Classroom Teachers in Virtual Classroom
Providing my students with more individualized attention 35% 52% 61% 57%
Creating more student-centered learning experiences 34% 47% 56% 49%
Helping my students become self-directed learners 32% 74% 56% 56%
More aware of individual student needs 31% 44% 52% 47%
Spending more time with individual students 20% 31% 43% 39%

Classroom Models, 2016 Status

Teachers report they are in the following types of classrooms:

Traditional (73%)
Blended (19%)
Other (6%)
Flipped (2%)
Virtual (1%)

Half of all parents now say they prefer a blended learning environment for their children.

Districts are embracing new classroom models and reporting positive academic impacts.

While more than 70% of teachers say their classroom format is traditional, just over half of all students agree. Students report greater percentages of blended and flipped classrooms.


Source: Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning, 2016 Findings - the results of the authentic, unfiltered views of 514,351 K-12 students, parents, and educators from around the world, including 38,512 teachers. Speak Up is an annual research initiative of Project Tomorrow, a global nonprofit organization. Learn more about Speak Up and other research findings from Project Tomorrow at tomorrow.org.

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