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ERIC Number: EJ875069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 115
ISSN: ISSN-0961-0006
Planning and Implementation Framework for a Hybrid E-Learning Model: The Context of a Part-Time LIS Postgraduate Programme
Huang, Leelien Ken
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, v42 n1 p45-69 2010
E-learning and traditional classroom learning have been combined to deliver library and information science (LIS) education. However, the framework for planning and implementing a hybrid e-learning model is unclear in the literature. Using a routines-based perspective, e-learning opportunities were explored through identifying the internal difficulties of a part-time LIS postgraduate programme in Taiwan. External challenges were also examined. A practical implication of the findings is a planning and implementation framework for hybrid e-learning, namely "the Four Elements model" and the "Structure-System-Process paradigm", respectively. The former includes four core competencies: cost, service, quality and flexibility needed for LIS educators to formulate an action plan. The latter demonstrates how and what resources can be deployed to implement the action plan. With the framework, a part-time LIS postgraduate programme with limited e-learning courses is generally expected to develop a competitive advantage. (Contains 9 tables, 4 figures, and 35 notes.)
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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: Taiwan