An Ontario high school Twin Lakes Secondary School, has recently introduced blended learning to a Grade 10 class. This is the first formal e-learning course offered at Twin Lakes.
Blended learning is a unique type of learning where it features both online curriculum and face-to-face learning with a teacher in a computer lab.
“This is a regular class that we have in a computer room,” explained Robyn LaChapelle, who teaches the Grade 10 civics and careers class. “We thought. 'Why not have a trial run in Grade 10?'” LaChapelle said. “This provides more availability since every student learns differently.”
Grade 10 student Taylor Kitchen likes the program and the flexibility it affords.
“It's good because if you're sick, you don't fall behind and can catch up,” she said. “It's also good for working independently.”
Fellow student Lauren Prosser also appreciates the freedom the course allows.
“It’s a fantastic warm-up for online college courses in the future because there’s a teacher in the room to help, but the work is mainly up to you,” she said. “It’s a lovely balance between being in the classroom and online.”
Source: Orillia Packet