The New England Board Of Higher Education

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A successful application of this concept, created in 2008, is Khan Academy. Students create accounts and sign into the Kahn Academy to choose a course of study. They have the option of choosing their starting point or taking an assessment to define their level. Students watch videos and work through practice exercises; all the while, their progress monitored. Badges are earned at a variety of achievement levels creating a sense of accomplishment, as well as bragging rights with peers when this program is utilized in a blended format within an educational setting (Khan Academy, n.d.).
The New England Board of Higher Education (n.d.) describes fourteen institutions that have implemented blended programming supporting developmental math. These schools have diverse programs based on their assorted student enrollments, staff, and interventions deemed essential; all incorporated a blending of instruction through utilization of the Khan Academy and their community/technical college. The models include a variety of instructional formats, including flipped classrooms, self-paced study, and traditional instructor-led developmental math courses. These blended courses specifically target college preparatory learning skills with particular courses created for adults returning to school, developmental math, intensive summer two-week college preparation programs, self-paced learning, traditional semester learning, high school/college partnerships, merging with established program…
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