Four Myths About Blended Learning–Busted!

When it comes to blended education, the amount of varied “facts” thrown out there can leave you with so many questions it can get overwhelming. Maybe you’ve never attended a blended learning school, or maybe you have a sister whose friend’s cousin’s nephew goes to one. The bottom line is: There are a lot of myths floating around out there, and that’s why we’ve taken some of the top ones and busted them in this blog post.

Myth #1- Schools who use blended learning are as expensive as private schools.

We can easily bust this one! All Carpe Diem schools are completely tuition free. State-sponsored charter schools give students the opportunity to get a quality education for free. Some blended learning schools are private and do charge tuition, and that’s why we recommend you do your research and find out what the best fit is for you. At Carpe Diem, we are always enrolling. Apply online here!

Myth #2- Blended curriculum is just simple busy work.

This is a big one. A lot of people worry that digital content equates to impersonalized, busy work. Not true. In fact, the beauty of a blended model is that all students receive an education specifically tailored to them. Students work at their pace and take the appropriate time to grasp each concept. If a student works faster than the others, he is not tied to waiting until the rest of the class is ready to move on; he can continue to learn!

Not to mention, Carpe Diem incorporates exciting multimedia curriculum. Students watch interactive videos, play educational games and read several different pieces of engaging content to help them truly enjoy what they’re learning and gain greater retention.

Myth #3- Blended learning students don’t get enough socialization.

This is another myth that may worry some parents and students. Being in a blended environment where students spend time on computers could seem isolating. But at Carpe Diem, time spent on the computer is only part of the experience. Much of the day incorporates interaction with classroom teachers and other students, including hands-on labs, collaborative group projects and extracurricular activities to get to know their peers and socialize.

Myth #4- Teachers don’t teach as much in blended schools.

This one is an ongoing myth we are proud to say we can bust! Because there’s digital curriculum “teaching” students, many seem to think the onsite teachers don’t do much. But in reality, the opposite is actually true. Carpe Diem features small class sizes, allowing our teachers to communicate individually with every student to help them receive a top-notch personalized education. Oftentimes, our students find that they communicate much more with their teachers here than they ever did in a traditional setting.

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