The Philadelphia Education Research Consortium’s (PERC’s) inaugural project is centered on the emerging concept of Blended Learning. The first brief, published in September 2014, examines the research base, identifies a definition of this emerging concept, and presents a set of literature-based conditions for implementation that can be used to successfully integrate blended learning approaches into instructional improvement strategies. The second brief, published in September 2015, builds on the initial study to examine on-the-ground perspectives about blended learning implementation.
These briefs were developed, written, and refined in consultation with partners from the School District of Philadelphia and the city’s charter sector. Prior to dissemination, they were thoroughly reviewed by an anonymous, nationally-known education technology expert unaffiliated with PERC or the School District of Philadelphia. The contents of this brief reflect the work of the authors alone, and are independent of the views or opinions of School District of Philadelphia and charter school PERC members, as well as those of the William Penn Foundation.