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ERIC Number: EJ1018273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Blended Learning Strategies to Address Teaching Development Needs: How Does Canada Compare?
Kanuka, Heather; Rourke, Liam
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v43 n3 p19-35 2013
The provision of blended learning strategies designed to assist academics in the higher education sector with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for effective teaching with technology has been, and continues to be, a challenge for teaching centres in Canada. It is unclear, first, whether this is an ongoing issue unique to Canada; and, second, if it is not unique to Canada, whether we might be able to implement different and/or more effective strategies based on what others outside Canada are doing. Teaching centre leaders in Australia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Britain, Scotland, and the United States (n = 31) were interviewed to explore how their units used blended learning strategies. Findings suggest that, as in Canada, there is a "value gap" between academics and leaders of teaching centres regarding teaching development initiatives using blended learning strategies.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Blended Learning, Interviews, Internet, Experiential Learning, Communities of Practice, Sustainability, Inquiry, Interpersonal Relationship, Educational Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; Finland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Scotland); United States