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Blended Learning Resources

News articles of the month:




Articles (with download links)

To access more useful blended learning resources, please contact your Blended Learning Coordinator, Miné de Klerk (minebusiness-people-connect-online-space-concept-communication-marketing-network-technology-computer-tablet-phone-51250085.jpg@sun.ac.za).


  • Ebook: Teaching in a Digital Age (Bates, 2015).


  • Assessment of Blended Learning: Maximizing Program Effectiveness Based on Student and Faculty Feedback  (Calderon, Ginsberg, Patraka & Ciabocchi, 2014).

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  • How should the higher education workforce adapt to advancements in technology for teaching and learning? (Kukulska-Hulme, 2012).


  • Institutional change and leadership associated with blended learning innovation: Two case studies (Garrison & Vaughan, 2012).



More blended learning research


Christensen Institute: The Clayton Christensen Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to disruptive innovation. One of the areas studied by the institute is higher education, and blended learning is frequently a subject of the think tank’s research.

EDUCAUSE: EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association devoted to advancing higher education through information technology. EDUCAUSE is a trove of blended learning resources, offering a library of research, a glossary of terms, a network of professionals, and professional development resources.

Online Learning Consortium (OLC): Formerly the Sloan Consortium, OLC is devoted to online learning and offers instruction, research, and resources to educators.

 

News and Blogs


Online Learning Insights : Debbie Morrison is a digital education consultant, author and educator with over thirteen years experience working with organizations, faculty and subject-matter experts developing online, blended and face-to-face courses in higher education.

Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education: This post on Jackie Gerstein’s  User Education blog focuses on the flipped classroom and its role in higher education. It discusses some of the problems that can arise when educators attempt to flip a classroom and provides a list of resources.

George Veletsianos’ blog: George Veletsianos, a Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology and an associate professor at Canada’s Royal Roads University, has been studying online learning since 2004. His long-running blog examines developments in online learning.

How to Successfully Teach a Blended Classroom: An insightful post featured on the popular Top Hat blog by Taunya Tremblay of Seneca College in Ontario, Canada.

The Hyflex World: A blog dedicated to the hybrid flexible model of learning, written by Dr. Brian Beatty, associate vice president for academic affairs operations at San Francisco State University.

Online Learning Update: A comprehensive digest of news about online education run by Ray Schroeder of the University of Illinois at Springfield, one of the pioneers in this field.

Acrobatiq: This blog covers many topics related to blended learning, including personalized learning, as in this interview with WCET’s adaptive fellow Niki Bray, and instructional design, as with this post about design thinking and faculty.

e-Literate: MindWires’ Michael Feldstein and Phil Hill’s e-Literate blog is a trove of news and thought leadership about online learning. This includes blended learning resources and related phenomena, including information about adaptive learning.

Frontiers: WCET’s blog is devoted to online learning, and the policies and practices that affect it.