The trends she identifies are:
- More student choice and responsibility for learning
- Personalized learning for EVERY student
- New models yet unknown
- New technologies yet unknown
Julia also points us to the Blended Learning Universe resource which is a free database that hosts more than 500 examples of schools implementing various blended learning models. She says the data set suggests that blended learning is not “one thing”; rather it is being deployed to solve a wide variety of challenges facing a diverse array of school systems.
From conversations I've been having and what this article suggests, especially considering trends 4 & 5, is that there is not yet a right or a wrong way to do blended / elearning.
You can read the full article at eSchool News.