ERIC Number: EJ985719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Hybrid Courses and Online Policy Dialogues: A Transborder Distance Learning Collaboration
Pollock, Katina E.; Winton, Sue M.
Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v2 n1 Article 7 2011
This essay describes a blended (hybrid) course collaboration used to facilitate policy dialogues between graduate students at two institutions (one in Canada and the other in the US) as a way to teach about policy. The course content and design is informed by three trends in research and practice: increased policy borrowing across boundaries and jurisdictions; calls to democratize policy making in general and in education policy in particular; and developments in teaching and learning online. Drawing on students' informal feedback in combination with reflections on instructors' experiences, we suggest that policy dialogues are a promising strategy for promoting students' learning about education policy. We also illustrate how professors can use a hybrid course structure between two institutions.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Feedback (Response), Graduate Students, Course Content, Colleges, Blended Learning, Videoconferencing, Policy Formation, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; New York