The trends she identifies are:

  • More student choice and responsibility for learning
  • Digitization
  • 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.