Models for Improving and Optimizing Online and Blended Learning in Higher Education, 1st Edition

  • Jared Keengwe
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  • ISBN-10: 1466662816
  • ISBN-13: 9781466662810
  • DDC: 378.1734
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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As classrooms fill with a generation of learners seeking to interact with their course materials in an increasingly experiential way, the demand for instructional technology as a supplement to, or replacement for, traditional in-class instruction has soared. Models for Improving and Optimizing Online and Blended Learning in Higher Education examines the benefits and costs associated with the utilization of technology-mediated instructional environments. Recognizing that instructional technology could offer alternative means of communication for understanding, this collection of scholarly chapters seeks to forward the discussion on technology tool optimization for academicians, researchers, librarians, students, practitioners, professionals, engineers, and managers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) Book Series.
Titles in this Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Optimizing Blended Teaching and Learning in Brick-and-Mortar Institutions.
2: Utilizing Learning Management System (LMS) Tools to Achieve Differentiated Instruction.
3: A Rich Environment for Active Learning (REAL): A Model for Online Instruction.
4: Active Learning Strategies for Online and Blended Learning Environments.
5: Cultivating Community in Online and Blended Learning Environments.
6: Serving Nontraditional Students: Meeting Needs Through an Online Writing Program.
7: Blended for Student Engagement and Retention: The Case of Cinema and Visual Culture and Healthy Lifestyle Studies.
8: Student Outcomes and Retention in Online Academic and Training Programs.
9: Blending in the Humanities: Course Model and Assessment Results.
10: Using Instructional Design Goals to Appropriately Classify Instructional Design Models.
11: A Model for Improving Online Collaborative Learning Through Machine Learning.
12: Blogs in Teacher Education: Knowledge Sharing Among Pre-Service Teachers on a Group Course Blog.
13: Using Technology to Enhance Teacher Preparation Field Experiences.
14: Blended Learning and Digital Curation: A Learning Design Sequence.
15: Learning Through Web-Based Authoring Tools.
Related References.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.