Our educational framework at Xspace takes its roots in blended learning, which combines traditional classroom learning methods with technology-mediated activities. In Xspace programs, students have the freedom to view and interact with online course materials outside of class at their own pace. At the same time, students attend structured classes where an online facilitator guides them through the learning of course materials in a real-time manner. Classes can take place in either a physical or virtual classroom, depending on program needs.
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 instructional team model is built upon a group of online educators who work systematically together to create the most effective virtual learning experience possible for students. In class, students interact with their Class Facilitator. The Class Facilitator oversees the delivery of course materials to students and identify areas of learning to students, engaging students with course content through class activities. Outside of class, the Study Advisor meets regularly with students to track overall academic progress and advise on learning habits. Finally, the Course Marker is responsible for designing the course and doing all formal assessments, ensuring the quality and consistency of curriculum delivered as well as fairness in grading practices.
The Xspace learning model is cohort-based. Students can interact with peers in class to exchange ideas and learn from others, build upon each other’s growth. Outside of class, students have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities that promote community outreach and service as well as team-building events. Xspace serves as a platform for students to become leaders in their community while pursuing their studies. Students can grow and develop together as a cohort throughout their studies at Xspace, forming bonds and friendships that last a lifetime.