ERIC Number: ED512470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Comparative Blended Learning Practices and Environments
Ng, Eugenia M. W., Ed.
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With the advent of new technologies, more convenient and effective ways of learning are being adopted. However, despite the growing advancements there remains a lack of literature in applications of using these technology teaching approaches. This book offers in-depth analysis of new technologies in blended learning that promote creativity, critical thinking, and meaningful learning. This advanced publication combines expert perspectives from international scholars enabling researchers, academicians, and practitioners to devise innovative Web-based learning approaches. Contents include: (1) Beyond Control (Peter Williams); (2) Perspectives on Blended Open Distance Education Learning and Teaching in a South African Context (Shawren Singh and Hsuan Liang); (3) Enhancing Student Learning through Blending Varied Learning and Assessment Experiences (Paula Hodgson); (4) Implementing and Promoting Blended Learning in Higher Education Institutions (Lixun Wang); (5) Student Profile and Its Effects on Online and Hybrid Courses (Seta Boghikian-Whitby and Yehia Mortagy); (6) Using Action Research to Assess Student Performance in Traditional vs. E-Learning Formats (Retta Guy and Craig Wishart); (7) Examining Individual Students' Perceptions of Curiosity Utilizing a Blend of Online and Face-to-Face Discussions (Ronnie Shroff); (8) Online Discussion and E-Mentoring Strategies in Blended Continuing Education Courses (Lung-Hsiang Wong and Chee-Kit Looi); (9) A Case Study of Infusing Web 2.0 Tools for Blended Learning (Yiu Lai and Eugenia Ng); (10) Reflective Practice, Professional Learning, and Educational Partnerships (Chris Brook and Graeme Lock); (11) Allegheny Women's Biotechnology Workforce Collaborative (Michelle Zuckerman-Parker, Christine Compliment, Megan Rodella, Garth Ehrlich and J. Post); (12) Blending Classroom Activities with Multi-User Virtual Environment for At-Risk Primary School Students in an After-School Program (Lee Tay and Cher Lim); (13) Comparing Face-to-Face with Blended Learning in the Context of Foreign Language Education (Kosmas Vlachos); (14) When Cultures Meet in Blended Learning (Chun Hu); (15) Online Literacy among Students and Faculty (Plamen Miltenoff, John Hoover and Galin Tzokov); (16) The Efficacy of Security Awareness Programs from a Cross-Cultural Perspective (B. Medlin and Charlie Chen); (17) Cross Disciplinary Learning in Distance Higher Education (Jonathan Osiki); and (18) Comparing IT and Non-IT Faculty and Students' Perceptions on Blended Learning (Eugenia Ng).
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Action Research, Distance Education, Online Courses, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Assessment, College Instruction, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Discussion, Mentors, Continuing Education, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, At Risk Students, Elementary School Students, Females, After School Programs, Second Language Instruction, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Web Based Instruction, Virtual Classrooms, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Instructional Design, Computer Mediated Communication, Instructional Effectiveness, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Personality Traits, Biotechnology, Blended Learning, Computer Literacy, Computer Security, Information Technology, Intercultural Communication, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania; South Africa