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ERIC Number: ED525983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 150
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5792-2323-6
Blended Learning: Across the Disciplines, across the Academy. New Pedagogies and Practices for Teaching in Higher Education
Glazer, Francine S., Ed.
Stylus Publishing, LLC
This is a practical introduction to blended learning, presenting examples of implementation across a broad spectrum of disciplines. For faculty unfamiliar with this mode of teaching, it illustrates how to address the core challenge of blended learning--to link the activities in each medium so that they reinforce each other to create a single, unified, course--and offers models they can adapt. Francine Glazer and the contributors to this book describe how they integrate a wide range of pedagogical approaches in their blended courses, use groups to build learning communities, and make the online environment attractive to students. They illustrate under what circumstances particular tasks and activities work best online or face-to-face, and when to incorporate synchronous and asynchronous interactions. They introduce the concept of layering the content of courses to appropriately sequence material for beginning and experienced learners, and to ensure that students see both the online and the face-to-face components as being equal in value and devote equal effort to both modalities. The underlying theme of this book is encouraging students to develop the skills to continue learning throughout their lives. By allowing students to take more time and reflect on the course content, blended learning can promote more student engagement and, consequently, deeper learning. It appeals to today's digital natives who are accustomed to using technology to find and share information, communicate, and collaborate, and also enables non-traditional students to juggle their commitments more efficiently and successfully. This book begins with an introduction by Francine S. Glazer. This book contains: (1) Blended Learning in the Culinary Arts Tradition Meets Technology (Carl Behnke); (2) Baby Steps to Blended Introduction of a Blended Unit to a Conventional Course (Francine S. Glazer); (3) Teaching a Survey Course in Anthropology (Alan Aycock); (4) Combining Tradition With Technology Redesigning a Literature Course (Tracey M. Gau); (5) Blended, With a Twist 115 (Robert Hartwell and Elizabeth F. Barkley); and (6) Concluding Thoughts on This Volume (Francine S. Glazer). An index is included. [Foreword by James Rhem.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A