1. The Rotation Learning ModelThis model combines face-to-face instruction and online study time on a fixed schedule or at the instructor’s discretion. A way to integrate this model could be to create e-learning scenarios that provide an opportunity to explore a subject online and then design face-to-face activities that delve deeper into the subject. The face-to-face time can also be used for instructors to assess learners’ knowledge acquisition and retention. With this model, most learning activities occur in a classroom setting.
- Station Rotation– Training takes place solely in a physical classroom or group of classrooms. A learner rotates through all of the stations.
- Individual Rotation-The learner has an algorithm or instructor designed customized list of stations that he or she may experience, which may or may not involve all of the stations, or the order in which the learner visits the stations may differ.
- Lab Rotation-Learners rotate to a computer lab for the online portion of their training. They can participate in online scenarios, simulations, and assessments that augment their training.
- Flipped Classroom-Learners complete group projects, or assessments online, and then come in for periodic face-to-face instruction. This is often ideal for complex subject matters that can be explored more effectively through in-person demonstrations or discussions.