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ERIC Number: EJ909880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1939-5256
Promoting Hybrid Learning through a Sharable eLearning Approach
Bai, Xin; Smith, Michael B.
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, v14 n3 p13-24 Nov 2010
Educational technology is developing rapidly, making education more accessible, affordable, adaptable, and equitable. Students now have the option to choose a campus that can provide an excellent blended learning curriculum with minimal geographical restraints. We explored ways to maximize the power of educational technologies to improve teaching efficiency and cut costs without sacrificing high quality or placing an extra burden on faculty. This mission was accomplished through adaptable e-learning content design and development. We developed scalable, shareable, and sustainable e-learning modules as textbook chapters that can be distributed platform independently. The resulting e-learning building blocks can automate the assessment processes, provide just-in-time feedback, and adjust the teaching material dynamically based upon each student's strengths and weaknesses. Once built, these self-contained learning modules can be easily maintained, shared, and re-purposed, thus cutting costs in the long run. This encouraged faculty to share their best teaching practices online. The end result of the project is a sustainable knowledge base that can grow over time, benefiting all the disciplines through knowledge reuse and sharing. (Contains 1 table and 6 figures.)
Sloan Consortium. P.O. Box 1238, Newburyport, MA 01950. e-mail: publisher@sloanconsortium.org; Web site: http://www.sloanconsortium.org/publications/jaln_main
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A