“Blended Learning”: The new panacea?

Blended learning is a form of education in which traditional, classroom based learning is complemented by personalized tutoring, usually in the form of computer-based activities. Proponents argue that this approach allows students to learn at their optimal pace, and allows teachers to tailor lessons to individual students’ needs and strengths. Advocates also suggest that blended learning can result insignificant financial savings, an attractive advantage for struggling, independent schools. A recent article in The Atlantic explores these issues.