Hi everyone!

Regarding online learning, there are a number of challenges to provide differentiated instruction based on student need.  The reason I find differentiated instruction challenging is because you cannot just walk around the classroom and see a student struggling with the material and provide the tools, they need to be successful, rather you must either wait for them to submit their assignment or complete whiteboard problems as a group (or other platforms) to see their abilities.  However, not all students either participate in the in-class activities or they do not submit their assignments, therefore it is hard to understand the needs of each student.  Students, especially in small schools, have access to more options of courses when they also learn online, as small schools do not have the resources to provide much more than the cores in their schools.  There are advantages and disadvantages to both online and blended learning, but it is important to understand which students can be successful within these platforms of learning.