Our educational framework at Xspace takes its roots in blended learning, which combines traditional classroom learning methods with technology-mediated activities. Students view course materials from a digital course interface that is set up and designed by an accredited online teacher. At the same time, students attend structured classes and work with Xspace instructors and facilitators on course materials. Classes can occur either a physical or virtual classroom, depending on class size.
Xspace also integrates the flipped classroom approach into its educational model – an overturned version of a typical coursework model. In the traditional school setting, students acquire new information during class, and are asked by the teacher to apply that information at home as they work on homework and assignments independently. A flipped classroom reverses the model, meaning that students preview content at home independently, and then attend classes and work on coursework under the guidance of a facilitator, allowing students to experiment, safely make errors, and ask questions.
Xspace’s online-offline instructional team model is uniquely developed based on years of working with students in the blended learning industry. The model is built upon a team of online instructors and offline facilitators who work systematically together to create the most effective learning experience possible for students. Online instructors oversee the delivery of course materials to students and identify areas of learning to students; offline facilitators engage students in collaborative work and create a classroom environment conducive to learning. All instructors and facilitators are carefully screened and trained to meet the high standards of the Xspace classroom.
Xspace has its own integrated, digital platform that students use for classes. The Xspace online platform allows students to view their class schedules, notes from their instructors/facilitators, and access their online courses, virtual classrooms and digital apps needed for class. Students can access their course any time and anywhere with Internet connection through computers, laptops or other mobile devices. All courses at Xspace are delivered through online Moodle or D2L learning management systems.