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ERIC Number: EJ1069393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-3394
Integration of Blackboard in the Online Learning Environment
Masino, Monica
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v16 Jul 2015
Over the past 5 years there seems to have been an influx of university's across the nation moving their academic programs to the blended environment. While the purpose of distance education is to make education and training more available to persons that may not have time to attend a face-to-face course or training. In 2008, the UWI created the Open Campus to make education and training available to the masses across the Caribbean. Its operations of distributing education across the region was scaled-up as it forged ahead with blended programming. With the integration of any new technology into an online learning system there should be thorough research to inform best practices and an implementation plan to guide how the new technology is to be utilized. Distance education, in every form, has always been an avenue for providing training to a mass amount of learners. However, depending on the distance method used to deliver training/instruction the learner may feel isolated due to lack of face-to-face interaction. With the integration of Blackboard in teaching and learning environment, course facilitators believe it contributes to effective communication and student learning. The purpose of this paper is to show how Blackboard has contributed to improved communication, delivery of instructional content and support of students enrolled in online courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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