Blended Learning In Higher Education
Framework, Principles, And GuidelinesBook - 2008
This groundbreaking book offers a down-to-earth resource for the practical application of blended learning in higher education as well as a comprehensive examination of the topic. Well-grounded in research, Blended Learning in Higher Education clearly demonstrates how the blended learning approach embraces the traditional values of face-to-face teaching and integrates the best practices of online learning. This approach has proven to both enhance and expand the effectiveness and efficiency of teaching and learning in higher education across disciplines.
In this much-needed book, authors D. Randy Garrison and Norman D. Vaughan present the foundational research, theoretical framework, scenarios, principles, and practical guidelines for the redesign and transformation of the higher education curriculum.
Blended Learning in Higher Education
- Outlines seven blended learning redesign principles
- Explains the professional development issues essential to the implementation of blended learning designs
- Presents six illustrative scenarios of blended learning design
- Contains practical guidelines to blended learning redesign
- Describes techniques and tools for engaging students
Blended learning takes advantage of current students' expertise in technology as well as their need for relevance and interaction by combining face-to-face communication with technology. Garrison and Vaughan (both education, U. of Calgary) give those new to the concept a comprehensive "community of inquiry" framework along with strategies to use in redesigning courses into blended learning experiences. They cover faculty development within the community of inquiry, design of learning, and a collection of scenarios, guidelines, strategies and tools to use in developing courses and content. They also give educators a peek at the technologies and techniques of blended learning in the future, a project proposal form, a redesign guide, a planning document, student survey questionnaire, faculty interview questions, templates and outlines along with tips on assessment rubrics. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)