Cases on Online and Blended Learning Technologies in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices: Concepts and Practices

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Inoue, Yukiko
IGI Global, Oct 31, 2009 - Education - 348 pages
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Although online education is becoming an important long-term strategy for higher learning instructors, blended learning through a balanced mix of traditional face-to-face instructional activities with appropriately designed online learning experiences is expected to become an even more significant growth area in the future.

Cases on Online and Blended Learning Technologies in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices provides real-life examples and experiences of those involved in developing and implementing the merge of traditional education curriculum and online instruction. A significant resource for academicians, this advanced publication provides a wide range of the most current designs, methodologies, tools, and applications in blended course teaching.

 

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Contents

The Case of an Australian University
23
Confronting the Knowledge Gap in Practice
44
Lessons Learned from a TwoYear Pilot Study
63
Blended Learning forAdaptation to Needs
76
Blended Teaching and Learning in aMasters Level Research Methods Class
91
What Does Blended Learning Require?
112
Online Blended Learning froma Linguistic Perspective
132
Two Years after Implementing aBlended Educational Research Course
145
Virtual Organizing ProfessionalLearning Communities througha ServantLeader Model ofAppreciative Coaching
183
Building Community in an Honors Seminar
208
Online Materials forTeaching Japanese
227
How a Small Pacific Island isBlogging into the Future
249
Integrating Classroomand Online Instruction inan Introductory AmericanGovernment Course
283
Compilation of References
296
About the Contributors
313
Index
318

Pedagogical Potential andRecommendations
167

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Yukiko Inoue, currently a professor and chair of the division of educational research and technology, has taught both regular and blended courses in the School of Education at the University of Guam. She received the University of Guam’s faculty award for excellence in research (2000, 2006) and the faculty award for excellence in teaching (2008). She was selected as the 2008 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Guam Professor of the Year. She earned her PhD in educational psychology and research from the University of Memphis (USA) and master’s degree in business administration from Tokyo Keizai University (Japan). Her research interests include: interdisciplinary studies on student learning and development; improving university teaching and learning with technology; online education for diverse learners; and the social context of learning with a higher education focus. She is the co-author of Teaching with Educational Technology: The Case of the Asia-Pacific Region and the editor of Technology and Diversity in Higher Education: New Challenges, and Online Education for Lifelong Learning. She is the editor of the Journal of Micronesian Educator — a publication of the University of Guam. [Editor]

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