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Blended Learning – the Future of Post-Secondary Education

For its healthcare and trades programs, Charter College uses an innovative curriculum model that combines a hands-on classroom experience with online education. 

What is Blended Learning?

With Charter College Blended Learning, students learn both in the classroom and online, saving daily travel time and expenses and providing the flexibility to work and manage family life while attending school. Online studies can be completed anywhere there is an internet connection at the student's convenience.

Why Blended?

The blended learning model has been proven to be the most effective way for students to learn. A U.S. Department of Education study found that students who had a blended curriculum performed better than students in traditional settings.

"The study found that students who...took "blended" courses -- those that combine elements of online learning and face-to-face instruction -- appeared to do best of all." 

-The Evidence on Online Education, Inside Higher Ed website.1

Charter College believes this model has the ability to meet the needs of a much broader group of students than traditional education. It is also proving to be a more effective way to prepare for a new career.

Which programs are offered as Blended?

All programs with a hands-on learning component are offered in the Blended Learning format. These include: Medical Assistant, Dental Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Veterinary Assistant, Welding, and HVAC/R.

 

1 Inside Higher Ed website, “The Evidence on Online Education,” Scott Jasik, retrieved Feb. 5, 2013, http://tinyurl.com/cxqo9ez