Where do you stand on the face to face (F2F) vs blended learning vs online learning debate?
The fact is that in most schools, all learning today is blended to some degree: Most schools, TAFE colleges, universities etc. use computers and online resources to some degree. However, it could also be argued that there is a fundamental difference between blended learning and completely online learning. It boils down to this: All blended courses require in-person attendance in one or more classes or locations at specified times; online courses don’t. For the latter, this single distinction removes the geographical and time boundaries that used to define student and instructor populations as well as pedagogy. There are huge implications, one of which is that completely online classes don’t require campuses, classrooms, and offices….or tutoring centres. Will we as a tutoring business move forward with our goals set on blended learning, or will we also cater for completely online tuition? Many questions can be raised, e.g. from a learning perspective: How will this impact on the progress and learning experience of our students? From a business perspective: How will we manage the fact that each of us paid for a specific geographical area in which to tutor? This debate is sure to spark many more discussions.
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