At Mercy McAuley, we incorporate technology to personalize student learning through blended courses. A blended learning approach includes a mix of technology with traditional face-to-face instruction. Our blended learning model allows for approximately 2/3 of the learning to take place online or via independent study, and 1/3 via face-to-face instruction.
Students benefit from blending learning in the following ways:
- Blended learning helps prepare students for the many online opportunities they will have in college.
- Blended learning equips students with time management skills.
- Blended learning engages the student in her own learning experience.
- Blended learning helps cater to the student’s individual needs and learning styles, personalizing the learning experience for each student.
- Blended learning offers students the ability to learn at their own pace, which reduces stress, and increases satisfaction and information retention. With this flexibility, teachers can speed up the learning process or provide more advanced resources when needed.
- Blended learning provides students with autonomy and instills a sense of ownership over their learning. Students become self-driven, responsible and goal-oriented.
- Blended learning prepares students for college and beyond through the increasing use of technology as part of their coursework.
- Blended learning courses are offered during the TEA Bell, a dedicated time in the academic schedule for educational advancement opportunities.