Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education




Educational Leadership

Capstone Instructor

Professor Sharon Meyerring

Second Reader

Dr. Phyl Burger


blended learning, rotation model, a la carte model, enriched-virtual model


In light of what is known about how children learn and the use of technology in society, blended learning is proving to be an effective teaching strategy to improve student academic achievement. Blended learning is a combination of digital technology with face-to-face direct instruction. The purpose of blended learning instruction is to combine the benefits of face-to-face direct instruction with the personalization and collaboration of digital technology. Blended learning comes in many different models that meet the many needs of teachers and school districts. It has succeeded in improving student academic achievement in different subject areas by allowing students to collaborate with each other along with giving the teacher more time for individual remediation and small group time with students. The unique way that blended learning personalizes instruction and is flexible to all learners and teachers is what makes it successful in achieving higher academic growth in the United States and other countries, as well as low socio-economic regions.