ERIC Number: EJ1081485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
A Blended Learning Framework for Curriculum Design and Professional Development
Mirriahi, Negin; Alonzo, Dennis; Fox, Bob
Research in Learning Technology, v23 2015
The need for flexibility in learning and the affordances of technology provided the impetus for the rise of blended learning (BL) globally across higher education institutions. However, the adoption of BL practices continues at a low pace due to academics' low digital fluency, various views and BL definitions, and limited standards-based tools to guide academic practice. To address these issues, this paper introduces a BL framework, based on one definition and with criteria and standards of practice to support the evaluation and advancement of BL in higher education. The framework is theoretically underpinned by the extant literature and supported by focus group discussions. The evidence supporting the criteria and standards are discussed with suggestions for how they can be used to guide course design, academic practice, and professional development.
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Curriculum Design, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Models, Media Literacy, Educational Resources, Academic Standards, Learning Activities, School Support, Evaluation Criteria, Professional Development, Focus Groups, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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