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ERIC Number: EJ827773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0912
Over the Worst or at the Eye of the Storm?
Jones, Norah; Chew, Esyin; Jones, Catherine; Lau, Alice
Education & Training, v51 n1 p6-22 2009
Purpose: Using the analogy of e-learning as "the perfect storm", the aim of this paper is to explore the disruptive nature of e-learning in higher education. Design/methodology/approach: Taking a case study of a university, the paper explores the movement from an e-intensive approach to e-learning into an on-campus blended learning approach. What are the lessons for higher education and how responsive are we to the new challenges. Is blended learning creating a new stability after change, or is it placing the university in the eye of the storm, a still small moment within an ongoing change process? Findings: The paper presents findings from the E-College Wales (ECW) project, looking at the disruptive effect on such a learning organisation from student, staff and management perspectives. It concludes by moving the focus from the e-intensive ECW project to focus on the developments during the first year of a blended learning project and the disruption endemic in such a development. Originality/value: The paper will be of special interest to the blended learning policy maker, practitioners and educators. It includes a journey of a case study concerning blended learning. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)