The rapid growth of online and blended learning in the last decade presents educators with an opportunity to transform education and meet the needs of a much broader, diverse group of learners than has been served in the past. In Idaho and across the country, blended learning programs are supporting education reform and driving differentiation and individualization of instruction for all students.
IDLA Blended Learning Consortium
IDLA’s blended program focuses on a partnership model in which member districts can gain access to IDLA content, technology, and professional development. In order to provide districts with the ability to receive digital content and collaborate on content development services with other member districts, we have developed a process in which they have full access to courses and learning objects built by other teachers within the consortium. Currently, IDLA serves 35 Idaho school districts within the blended learning consortium and the program continues to grow rapidly. Our goal is to reach 26% of district by the end of 2012. In the 2012-13 school year, IDLA provided Idaho educators and administrators with an opportunity to learn how to incorporate technology and digital content to personalize learning— to meet the needs of a broader group of learners, individualize instruction, and transform education for everyone