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Market research of blended education

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Blended courses integrate a combination of classroom and online activities. Most blended courses replace 25% to 50% of classroom time with online activities through OLK12's online platform. These courses allow for more active learning and flexible scheduling, while maintaining the face-to-face contact characteristic of the classroom.

Depending on the course goals and content, the schedule of alternating online and face-to-face components of a blended course vary from one section to the next. In addition, the structure of learning activities becomes totally changed. Some examples of different blended structures may include:

* Three days prior to the next class, students are given a question or problem to discuss online. During the face-to-face class, the instructor projects the online discussion thread, then continues the discussion with a group of participants, who are now better prepared and more engaged.

* The instructor creates a private online discussion area (a journal) for each student in the course; students post questions and drafts of their work, and get feedback from the instructor.

* Students research and prepare aspects of team projects online, post them to online discussion boards for debate and revision, then present them to the traditional class for final discussion and assessment.