Comparative Blended Learning Practices and Environments, 1st Edition

  • Eugenia M. W. Ng
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  • ISBN-10: 1605668532
  • ISBN-13: 9781605668536
  • DDC: 371.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 332 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released March 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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With the advent of new technologies, more convenient and effective ways of learning are being adopted. However, despite the growing advancements there remains a lack of literature in applications of using these technology teaching approaches. "Comparative Blended Learning Practices and Environments" offers in-depth analysis of new technologies in blended learning that promote creativity, critical thinking, and meaningful learning. This advanced publication combines expert perspectives from international scholars enabling researchers, academicians, and practitioners to devise innovative Web-based learning approaches.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Blended Learning Environments.
2: Beyond Control: Will Blended Learning Subvert National Curricula?.
3: Perspectives on Blended Open Distance Education Learning and Teaching in a South African Context.
4: Enhancing Student Learning through Blending Varied Learning and Assessment Experiences.
5: Implementing and Promoting Blended Learning in Higher Education Institutions: Comparing Different Approaches.
6: Blended Learning Practices.
7: Student Profile and Its Effects on Online and Hybrid Courses.
8: Using Action Research to Assess Student Performance in Traditional vs. E-Learning Formats.
9: Examining Individual Students' Perceptions of Curiosity Utilizing a Blend of Online and Face-to-Face Discussions: A Case Study.
10: Online Discussion and E–Mentoring Strategies in Blended Continuing Education Courses.
11: A Case Study of Infusing Web 2.0 Tools for Blended Learning: Virtual Presentations as an Alternative Means of Assessment.
12: Reflective Practice, Professional Learning, and Educational Partnerships: Effecting Change in Classroom Settings.
13: Allegheny Women's Biotechnology Workforce Collaborative: Investing in Disadvantaged Populations with Technology.
14: Blending Classroom Activities with Multi–User Virtual Environment for at–Risk Primary School Students in an after–School Program: A Case Study.
15: Comparing Face-to-Face with Blended Learning in the Context of Foreign Language Education.
16: Cultural Differences Studies.
17: When Cultures Meet in Blended Learning: What Literature Tells Us.
18: Online Literacy among Students and Faculty: A Comparative Study between the United States and Eastern European Countries.
19: The Efficacy of Security Awareness Programs from a Cross-Cultural Perspective.
20: Cross-Disciplinary Studies.
21: Cross Disciplinary Learning in Distance Higher Education: Empowerment for Sustainable Research Prowess among Professionals in the African Sub-Region.
22: Comparing IT and Non-IT Faculty and Students' Perceptions on Blended Learning.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.