Welcome to the HOSTED BLENDING SPACE
What is the Blending Space?
The Blending Space is our answer to the problem that we’ve always worked to solve: How do we make it easier for teachers to get blended learning into their teaching right now?
Teachers are already amazing when it comes to face-to-face teaching. However, today’s students are increasingly using technology, and many of them expect that at least part of their education is available online: accessible on their computers, tablets, and smart phones. This isn’t a surprise, and it shouldn’t be discouraged. Many of us, as adults in the workplace, are expected to have basic technology skills, and we don’t want our students to be left behind when it comes to these important skills!
We started Blending Education in 2018 after decades of working in academia and having a hard time finding high-quality digital education resources. We decided then that our mission would be to make it easier for teachers to get pedagogically-effective resources right now.
Maybe you don’t have time to wait for your administration to decide to buy curriculum resources, or maybe your institution doesn’t have a Learning Management System (LMS) or uses Google Classroom. So, we’ve added a new, easier and cheaper way to access our courses just for teachers.
Introducing the Blending Space, our discounted hosted solution. Teachers can subscribe to any course in the Blending Space for just $199 per year! You can use your course in all of your classes throughout the entire year, and there is no cost at all to students! We’re hoping that this will make it even easier for teachers to get the online component of blended learning that they can use right now. In the Blending Space, teachers will get the their own comprehensive course, which includes all lessons and assessments, along with many additional features like the ability to add your own resources.
What can I do in the Blending Space?
The Blending Space is your own exclusive teaching space where you can blend all of your resources with a ready-to-use comprehensive course. Use your course right away, or customize it to your needs.
Blend in your existing resources and create your own activities, such as assignments, feedback, lessons, H5P, wikis, workshops and quizzes. Set up a discussion forum for students. Create and assign badges and add learning competencies. You can even put students into separate groups if you have several classes.
The Blending Space features:
- Lessons and assessments that automatically grade and report to your LMS grade book
- Control over each lesson: Schedule, set attempts, re-arrange, hide/show, and use lessons in any order
- Create new activities and resources
- Add your own resources
- Analytics Dashboard with at-a-glance reporting charts, grades, student progress, quiz attempts and feedback
- Free updates and support
- Use with all of your classes and students, all year long! There is no cost to students.
Lessons and Assessments feature:
- Knowledge check quizzes in every lesson
- Instant quiz feedback to students
- Automatic grading and reporting to the Gradebook
- Interactivity, links to learning, videos, examples, exercises, case studies, and more
Subscribe today for just $199 per year. There is no cost to students. Just visit our Library, select any course, and then choose Teacher License.
Institutions can purchase access to our courses through our BLENDING EDUCATION Microlearning Library App. Learn more.
No LMS? No Problem.
We realize that not everyone has a Learning Management System. Our Blending Space is a fully functioning LMS hosted on AWS. If your school needs a hosted Learning Environment, then we can help! Contact us today to learn more.
What is the BLENDING EDUCATION App?
The BLENDING EDUCATION Microlearning Library App is an online learning repository that contains thousands of self-grading microlearning lessons that you can use instantly in your course in your LMS. Aligned with OpenStax, you can choose from lessons in Science, Math, Social Sciences, Humanities, Student Success, Business, Law, and AP® & more. Institutions can subscribe to the BLENDING EDUCATION App.
What is the difference between the BLENDING EDUCATION App and subscribing to a course in the BLENDING SPACE?
Courses purchased through our shop are discounted and licensed for teachers. The BLENDING EDUCATION App contains lessons from all of our courses and is licensed for the entire institution. Lessons are accessed individually through the institution’s LMS and added to courses. Neither teachers nor students need to create accounts/log in. The App is a yearly subscription licensed on an institutional level, and allows every teacher within the institution access to unlimited individual lessons to use and re-use in unlimited courses and with unlimited students.
For hosted BLENDING SPACE courses, teachers can purchase an individual subscription to any course for $199 per year, and use the single course with all of their classes. Courses are for teachers who want a ready-to-use course for just their own classes. Both teachers and students will create an account and log in to the hosted BLENDING SPACE.
Is it really free to students? Can I transfer the cost to students?
There is no cost to students. Once you subscribe, you can use the course with all of your students for one year (365 days).
If you want students to pay for access to the course, we can set up your course so that students are required to pay a fee to access it. Contact us for details.
Where can I get help using the BLENDING SPACE?
Check our Support page for installation instructions and frequently asked questions. Or, if you need more help, you can open a support ticket.
I’m a teacher, how do I get courses through the BLENDING EDUCATION App?
Ask your institution to install the App and contact us for pricing.
How do I purchase a course?
Teachers can purchase a subscription to any course at a discounted rate in the Teacher’s Shop.