14Making Mistakes and Iterating to Improve the Work

We've learned, and continue to learn, many lessons from our blended learning work and that of others. While some lessons are unique to our organization and instructional program, the major ones can apply to nearly everyone doing this work and are worth keeping in mind. Because blended learning is still in many ways in its infancy, you're going to make mistakes along the journey. Mistakes are a good thing; learning from what doesn't work is much easier than learning from ambiguous situations or lukewarm progress.

Looking back on this work, I remember saying to pilot teachers over and over, “We are not sure blended ...

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