Face 2 Face Driver

Combining the Classroom experience with an On-Line Component

Basic Information

1) Face-to-Face Driver Model

Of all the blended learning models, face-to-face driver is the closest to a typical school structure. With this approach, the introduction of online instruction is decided on a case-by-case basis, meaning only certain students in a given class will participate in any form of blended learning. The face-to-face driver approach allows students who are struggling or working above their grade level to progress at their own pace using technology in the classroom.

Smore (haha) information

The programs that fit in the face-to-face-driver category all retain face-to-face teachers to deliver most of their curricula. The physical teacher deploys online learning on a case-by-case basis to supplement or remediate, often in the back of the classroom or in a technology lab.


In my opinion the face-to-face drive model is the model that most would identify with the present day classroom. The present day classroom has the teacher leading the class in a lecture following an established protocol taking precedence and technology being a secondary thought. When technology or online curriculum is learned it is often used to achieve one of three things:


  1. Supplement in classroom material
  2. Remediation for students
  3. An example of "technology" being used in the classroom
While there is a form of technology being used in the classroom, the level at which it is being used is what I would consider to be the absolute lowest possible while still fitting in this classroom. That is not to say that this model doesn't have it's benefits, but I have reservations about it. This model doesn't provide kids with 21st century skills (critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration) or resemble what I refer to as real world situations.

Thoughts ???

Characteristics of Face to Face Driver Online Learning

1. Instructional Material Level: At the instructional level, Face to Face driver is at the lowest possible use of Online technology usage. There is an Online component, but this model still relies heavily on in-class teacher based instruction.

2. Instructional Resources:

3. Assessment:

4. Communication: Allows for instant communication between the teacher and students and students and other students.


Student Centered Instruction

1. Attendance Requirements: Students are still required to attend the physical school setting.

2. Student Learner's role:

3. Individualization of Instruction:


School Consideration

1. Instructional Support models:

2. Instruction schedule and location: Schools would still have to schedule classroom time and space within a traditional school schedule to allow for face to face instructional time.

3. Access to academic student support:

4. Technological infrastructure: