6 Types of Blended Learning

Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical boundaries. As digital and social media become more and more prevalent in the life of learners, it was only a matter of time before learning became “blended” by necessity.

That said, there’s a bit more to Blended and “Hybrid” Learning than throwing in a little digital learning.

6 Types of Blended Learning

  1. Face-to-face Driver
  2. Rotation
  3. Flex
  4. Online Lab
  5. Self-Blend
  6. Online Driver

The following infographic takes a different approach to the concept, labeling it “Disruptive,” and even offering an interesting matrix. One interesting prediction? By 2014, 50% of all post-secondary learners will take a class online.

Infographic Created by Knewton and Column Five Media


  • wannoorhasyaniti says:

    Good information of blended learning. Thumbs up!

  • Nicole says:

    can we find here the most effective type of blended learning? If yes, at least it will help students review which one works well for them.

  • Keri Lamle says:

    There is a free Kindle e-book titled “Navigating the Digital Shift: Implementation Strategies for Blended and Online Learning” but John Bailey, Carri Scheider, and Tom Vander Ark. The book provides a detailed analysis of the essential conditions, possible benefits, implementation ideas, and the shifts instructional measurement commonly found in successful Blended Learning programs. I found the material to be an inviting and explanatory introduction to the concept of Blended Learning.

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