Blended Learning: Just the Facts

Nearly two years have passed since OREA Real Estate College unveiled its new active learning methodology, which became known as blended learning. Much has been accomplished since the first pilot launch in November 2014. Here are the facts: Fact 1: Blended learning is active learning Blended learning comes in many forms. But, regardless of the … Continued

The Power of Case Studies

Everyone loves a good story. Infusing case studies with storytelling, not just factual issues, provides students with opportunities to solve problems applying creative and critical thinking skills. We never want to dictate understandings. We want students, different as they may be, to understand meaning, draw inferences, and interpret information to discover universal experiences and truths. … Continued

College wins REEA award

The Real Estate Educators Association (REEA) has awarded the 2015 Education Program of the Year Award to OREA Real Estate College for its blended learning curriculum of Real Estate as a Professional Career, the first course in the registration education program. This award recognizes the educational program deemed the most successful effort of the year. … Continued

Let’s Get Naked

Not literally, please! Shed the pedantic traditional teaching tools and penchant for classroom control. Become shamelessly vulnerable and desirous of student-centered learning. Focus on problem-solving, the belly-button of an educational fun-house. Strip away approaches and practices that spotlight the instructor rather than what is beneficial to learners. Toss traditional practices of listen, repeat, revise, erase, … Continued

College Wins LERN Award

The Learning Resources Network (LERN) has awarded the 2015 LERN International Award for Excellence in Programming to OREA Real Estate College for the College’s unique application of blended learning and flipped classrooms. The award is bestowed on a program deemed to be creative, innovative, and exemplary. The world’s largest association in continuing education and lifelong … Continued

The Right Blend

No ideal model of blended learning exists. It is the responsibility of the educational provider to create a model that is appropriate for the program and the students. OREA Real Estate College is on track with creating the right mix for its blended learning model currently being developed. In fact, the College is at the … Continued