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How to Increase Student Engagement in Blended Learning Environments

how to increase student engagement in blended learning environments

Learning to engage students in the classroom is a crucial teaching strategy because student engagement is a prerequisite for learning and a strong predictor of student success. It allows your students to thrive in the class because they are actively participating which leads to higher mastery of the course material. In 2021 and beyond, teachers have the added challenge of keeping their students engaged in varying class structures such as hybrid learning models, although, research has shown that teaching quality is more important than whether students enroll in online, in-person, or hybrid learning courses.

what is blended learning? It is a style of education in which students learn via electronic and online media as well as traditional face-to-face teaching.

Here are five things you can do to increase student

engagement in blended learning environments:

  1. Adequately prepare your students

  2. Structure your class for both asynchronous and synchronous learning

  3. Have a reliable instructor presence

  4. Assign meaningful activities

  5. Create a reliable method for student to student interaction

In this blog, we delve into each of these topics to show you how you can increase your student engagement in blended classes with on-ground and online components. (Note: we will be using "blended learning" and "hybrid learning" interchangeably throughout this blog.)