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ERIC Number: EJ1122638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
Affordances and Constraints of a Blended Course in a Teacher Professional Development Program
Bakir, Nesrin; Devers, Christopher; Hug, Barbara
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v25 n4 p323-341 Oct 2016
Using a descriptive research design approach, this study investigated the affordances and constraints of a graduate level blended course focused on science teaching and learning. Data were gathered from 24 in-service teacher interviews and surveys. Identified affordances included the structure and implementation of the course, the flexibility of the blended format, and the cohort community. Constraint themes emerged from teachers' beliefs and initial reluctance with online learning, technology skills, and access to technology. Identifying the affordances and constraints of blended courses is valuable for any teacher education program considering a blended model for in-service teacher professional development.
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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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