Blended-learning math curriculum found effective by study

01/27/2014 | Education Week (tiered subscription model)

Students using blended-learning programs, such as Carnegie Learning's Cognitive Tutor Algebra 1, show significant learning gains over students not using the blend of software and textbooks, according to a study funded by the U.S. Department of Education and conducted by RAND Corp. The most gains were found in the second year with the use of "station rotation," working both in groups and individually. "I do think that it has value in the blended learning community as [a measure of] proof that a strategy that incorporates technology in a blended fashion produces positive results," lead author John Pane said.

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