Instructional Technology As A Problem Solving Tool For Students Of All Ages And Learning Styles

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Blended learning has been a popular topic in education over the past decade. With the rapid advancement of technology in recent years and the ever-increasing demands on teaching staff, there is a scramble to find the golden goose – the key to harmonizing technology and education in order to reach more students and ease the burden of teachers. It becomes more than just an issue of getting technology into the classroom because hundreds of thousands of classrooms already have technology capabilities. It becomes an issue of how to train teachers to use instructional technology and truly integrate it into curriculum. It becomes an issue of how to make technology a problem-solving tool for students of all ages and learning styles.
Some researchers believe blended learning to be the golden goose for education – which raises even more issues and many questions. What instructional technologies can be useful in K-12 subjects? How can instructional technology be used in college and professional development for adults? Is blended learning the future of education? Can blended learning influence various learning styles and create a deeper knowledge base? What professional development programs can we offer to ensure that future teachers are prepared to operate technology in the classroom? The purpose of this paper is to examine the aspects of blended learning and how instructional technologies can facilitate lessons across many subjects and age groups. Blended learning is
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