Blended learning is an approach to education that combines online educational materials and opportunities for interaction online with traditional place-based classroom methods. It requires the physical presence of both teacher and student, with some elements of student control over time, place, path, or pace. While students still attend "brick-and-mortar" schools with a teacher present, face-to-face classroom practices are combined with computer-mediated activities regarding content and delivery.
Blended learning is also used in professional development and training settings.
Blended learning as a mixture of online and in-person delivery where the online portion effectively replaces some of the face-to-face contact time rather than supplementing it. Additionally, blended learning is "considered a combination of traditional f2f [face to face] modes of instruction with online modes of learning, drawing on technology-mediated instruction, where all participants in the learning process are separated by distance some of the time." Student achievement is higher in blended learning experiences when compared to either fully online or fully face-to-face learning experiences.
Phygital is when the physical world and the digital world combined. Phygital is a new concept where the positive aspects of the physical experiences are integrated with the useful opportunities offered by technology. A great thing, for example, is the ability to communicate information quickly and record user data.
Phygital is also a kind of blended learning approach.
You can see it as a learning space where the real-world experience becomes more engaging thanks to the interactive mobile technology. This is made possible by the Internet of Things. With this technology it is possible to connect objects that trigger physical reactions from digital actions or, vice versa, physical sensors that, when triggered, lead to digital outputs.
Where MADSmania StudyAnywhere fits in Blended learning approach to education?
MADSmania is conceived to have a combination of physical worksheets & digital app content. It will have a classroom structure with own infrastructure setup run for schools and /or other educational institutions. MADSmania sheets are reusable, hence care for environment.
MADSmania StudyAnywhere combines online educational materials and opportunities for interaction online with traditional place-based classroom methods. Student and teacher can engage in learning process by automation of not only physical interaction but process of managing contents in the learning management workflow. Its submersible interaction tech software and cloud-based content storage infrastructure is designed to have complete learning experience. It provides broadcasted, on-demand framework in the LMS.
MADSmania StudyAnywhere is a combination of traditional face to face modes of instruction with online modes of learning, drawing on technology-mediated instruction, where all participants in the learning process are separated by distance.
MADSmania in conjunction with StudyAnywhere will provide support in blended education through its specially designed reusable worksheets, apps and other service model with continuous evolution around current & future tech.