The Handbook of Blended Learning: Global Perspectives, Local Designs / Edition 1

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This comprehensive resource highlights the most recent practices and trends in blended learning from a global perspective and provides targeted information for specific blended learning situations. You'll find examples of learning options that combine face-to-face instruction with online learning in the workplace, more formal academic settings, and the military. Across these environments, the book focuses on real-world practices and includes contributors from a broad range of fields including trainers, consultants, professors, university presidents, distance-learning center directors, learning strategists and evangelists, general managers of learning, CEOs, chancellors, deans, and directors of global talent and organizational development. This diversity and breadth will help you understand the wide range of possibilities available when designing blended learning environments. 'Order your copy today!

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"…the most thorough book on blended learning on the market today." (Educational Pathways, June 13, 2006)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787977580
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/30/2005
  • Series: Pfeiffer Essential Resources for Trainin
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 984,851
  • Product dimensions: 7.19 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Curtis J. Bonk, Ph.D., is professor of instructional systems technology at Indiana University and president of SurveyShare, Inc. He is also a senior research fellow with the Advanced Distributed Learning Lab within the U.S. Department of Defense in Washington, D.C.? Bonk has more than one hundred publications in topics related to e-learning, collaborative technologies, and Web-based pedagogy and evaluation.

Charles R. Graham, Ph.D., is assistant professor of instructional psychology and technology at Brigham Young University with an interest in collaborative face-to-face and online learning environments.

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Table of Contents

Forewords (Jay Cross, Michael G. Moore).

Preface and Acknowledgments (Curtis J. Bonk, Charles R. Graham).


1. Blended Learning Systems: Definition, Current Trends, and Future Directions (Charles R. Graham).

2. The Blended Learning Imperative (Elliott Masie).

3. Why Blended Learning Hasn’t (Yet) Fulfilled Its Promises: Answers to Those Questions That Keep You Up at Night (Jennifer Hofmann).

4. On Designing Interaction Experiences for the Next Generation of Blended Learning (Ellen D. Wagner).


5. Blending Learning for Business Impact: IBM’s Case for Learning Success (Nancy J. Lewis, Peter Z. Orton).

6. A Learning Ecology Model for Blended Learning from Sun Microsystems (Mike S. Wenger, Chuck Ferguson).

7. Putting Customers First at Microsoft: Blending Learning Capabilities with Customer Needs (Lutz Ziob, Bob Mosher).

8. Transformation of Sales Skills Through Knowledge Management and Blended Learning (Alan G. Chute, J. O. David Williams, Burton W. Hancock).

9. The Cisco Networking Academy: A Model for the Study of Student Success in a Blended Learning Environment (Alan Dennis, Barbara Bichelmeyer, Dan Henry, Hasan Cakir, Ali Korkmaz, Carol Watson, JoAnne Bunnage).

10. To Blend or Not to Blend: A Look at Community Development via Blended Learning Strategies (Kirsten S. Hanson, Frances A. Clem).


11. Global Perspectives on Blending Learning: Insight from WebCT and Our Customers in Higher Education (Barbara Ross, Karen Gage).

12. New Zealand Examples of Blended Learning (Noeline Wright, Ross Dewstow, Mark Topping, Sue Tappenden).

13. E-College Wales, a Case Study of Blended Learning (Norah Jones).

14. Blended Learning Enters the Mainstream (Charles Dziuban, Joel Hartman, Frank Juge, Patsy Moskal, Steven Sorg).

15. Integrated Field Experiences in Online Teacher Education: A Natural Blend? (Thomas Reynolds, Cathleen Greiner).


16. Blended Learning at the University of Phoenix (Brian Lindquist).

17. A Different Perspective on Blended Learning: Asserting the Efficacy of Online Learning at Capella University (Michael Offerman, Christopher Tassava).

18. Blended Learning Goes Totally Virtual by Design: The Case of a For-Profit, Online University (Pamela S. Pease).


19. Blended Learning in Japan and Its Application in Liberal Arts Education (Insung Jung, Katsuaki Suzuki).

20. The Emergence of the Cyber-University and Blended Learning in Korea (Okhwa Lee, Yeonwook Im).

21. Designing Blended Learning Focused on Knowledge Category and Learning Activities: Case Studies from Beijing Normal University (Ronghuai Huang, Yueliang Zhou).

22. Open Distance Pedagogy: Developing a Learning Mix for the Open University Malaysia (Abtar Kaur, Ansary Ahmed).

23. Blending On and Off Campus: A Tale of Two Cities (Geraldine Lefoe, John G. Hedberg).

24. Blended Learning at Canadian Universities: Issues and Practices (Ronald D. Owston, D. Randy Garrison, Kathryn Cook).

25. Tecnológico de Monterrey in México: Where Technology Extends the Classroom (Alejandro Acuña Limón).

26. From Analog to Weblog: The Community College Evolution Toward Blended Learning (Paul A. Elsner).

27. Virtual TAU: The Study of a Campuswide Implementation of Blended Learning in Tel-Aviv University (Rafi Nachmias, Judith Ram, David Mioduser).

28. Management Education for the Twenty-First Century (Gilly Salmon, Naomi Lawless).

29. Blended Learning in Undergraduate Mathematics at the University of Pretoria (Ansie Harding, Johann Engelbrecht, Karen Lazenby, Irene le Roux).


30. The Integration of Learning Technologies into Europe’s Education and Training Systems (Jane Massy).

31. Developing an Understanding of Blended Learning: A Personal Journey Across Africa and the Middle East (Michelle Selinger).

32. Blended E-learning in the Context of International Development: Global Perspectives, Local Design of e-Courses (Sheila Jagannathan).


33. Putting Blended Learning to Work (Betty Collis).

34. Blending Learning and Work: Real-Time Work Flow Learning (Harvey Singh).

35. On-Demand Learning: How Work-Embedded Learning Is Expanding Enterprise Performance (Nancy DeViney, Nancy J. Lewis).

36. Creating Authentic Learning Environments Through Blended Learning Approaches (Ron Oliver, Jan Herrington, Thomas C. Reeves).


37. Blended Learning in Military Training (Robert A. Wisher).

38. Expanding the Boundaries of Blended Learning: Transforming Learning with Mixed and Virtual Reality Technologies (Jamie Reaves Kirkley, Sonny E. Kirkley).

39. Future Directions of Blended Learning in Higher Education and Workplace Learning Settings (Curtis J. Bonk, Kyong-Jee Kim, Tingting Zeng).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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