Anticipating a Blended Classroom Boom Led by Education Startups

September 4, 2012

As kids head back to school this month and next, some will find a rather new arrangement greeting them: blended classrooms.

These don’t feel like the ways that many of us attended class, with a single teacher lecturing at students from front and center (“Bueller?”). As it’s difficult–if not impossible–for cash-strapped schools to develop their own original learning products in house, startups are at the forefront of these changes. Thanks to many of them, more instruction is now being simultaneously delivered–by a live teacher, via web-based curricula, and in the form of students teaching one another, among other forms–within the walls of traditional classrooms.

[Read the full article at TechCrunch]