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ERIC Number: EJ1130644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1755-1382
Developing Blended Learning in Higher Education--A Case Study of the University of the Highlands and Islands
Simco, Neil; Campbell, Gary
Practitioner Research in Higher Education, v5 n1 p3-8 2011
This paper provides some editorial context for a suite of three papers, each of which focuses on pedagogical considerations at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The paper first identifies the distinctive characteristics of the University, its history, context and purpose. It moves on to explore a major initiative in blended learning at the University, entitled Curriculum for the 21st Century (C21C). Then it introduces the essence of the three articles, each of which focuses on specific elements of blended learning. The term "blended learning" has different meanings and interpretations in different places. In this article we adopt the definition supported by the UHI academic council: "A considered approach that selects from a range of traditional face-to-face methods and e-learning technologies to facilitate student engagement, develop independent learners and enhance the learning experience."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)
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