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Today's college and university students routinely use interactive technology that didn't exist a generation ago. Consequently, they expect all their learning experiences to be both relevant and engaging. How can colleges and universities meet the expectations of these tech-savvy students?
This groundbreaking book offers a down-to-earth resource for the practical application of blended learning in higher education as well as a comprehensive examination of the topic. Well-grounded in research, Blended Learning in Higher Education clearly demonstrates how the blended learning approach embraces the traditional values of face-to-face teaching and integrates the best practices of online learning. This approach has proven to both enhance and expand the effectiveness and efficiency of teaching and learning in higher education across disciplines.
In this much-needed book, authors D. Randy Garrison and Norman D. Vaughan present the foundational research, theoretical framework, scenarios, principles, and practical guidelines for the redesign and transformation of the higher education curriculum.
Blended Learning in Higher Education
In addition, the book includes key policy and action plans that will help faculty and administrators adopt blended learning redesign to fit the needs of their institutions.
The Authors xv
Part One: Community of Inquiry Framework 1
1. Introduction 3
2. Community of Inquiry and Blended Learning 13
3. Designing Blended Learning to Create a Community of Inquiry 31
4. Community of Inquiry for Faculty Development 49
Part Two: Blended Learning in Practice 69
5. Scenarios 71
6. Guidelines 85
7. Strategies and Tools 105
8. The Future 143
Appendix 1. Organizational Change 157
Appendix 2. Project Proposal Form 173
Appendix 3. Redesign Guide for Blended Learning 177
Appendix 4. Blended Faculty Community of Inquiry Planning Document 181
Appendix 5. Student Survey Questionnaire 189
Appendix 6. Faculty Interview Questions 195
Appendix 7. Student Survey Results 197
Appendix 8. Faculty Interview Comments 201
Appendix 9. Template for Preparing a Blended Learning Course Outline 205
Appendix 10. Sample Blended Learning Course Outline 207
Appendix 11. Sample Assessment Rubric for an e-Portfolio Assignment 219