Blending Online and Field Learning To Inspire Young Girls in Science

Op-Ed, Dr. Mikki McComb-Cobza
Ocean First Education

Today, there have been major strides in efforts to increase the use of technology in classroom teaching. As the utilization and embracement of technology in education has increased, as has utilization of online and blended learning in and out of the classroom, imperative for today’s digital native learners and members of the future workforce. As an educator and marine biologist, while many days my classroom is inside, most often it’s the ocean.

The US Department of Education recently noted here that “Online learning opportunities and the use of open educational resources and other technologies can increase educational productivity by accelerating the rate of learning; reducing costs associated with instructional materials or programs.”

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