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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/pse

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What Kind of Blending Makes Blended Learning?

Margolis A.A., Ph.D. in Psychology, vice-rector, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education (MSUPE), Moscow, Russia, margolisaa@mgppu.ru
Abstract
The paper focuses on blended learning which is now quite common both in basic and in higher education and which is usually defined as a combination of e-learning and face-to-face instruction. The author explores the main models of blended learning in basic education (K-12), evaluates their benefits and limitations, and reflects on the changes in the current model of teaching activity and standards for teachers. The paper also presents a review of modern studies on the effectiveness of blended learning as compared to distance learning and traditional in-class education. As it is revealed, the role of blended learning is that of a ‘hybrid’ educational innovation which interlocks the past and the future in education.

Keywords: blended learning, distance learning, innovations in education, information technologies in education, quality of education, teaching activity, educational policy, development of education

Column: Digital Childhood and New Education

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/pse.2018230301

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