by Obsidian Learning
Done correctly, blended learning integrates your new and existing learning assets, technology, and the latest from the field of neuroscience – into cohesive traditional learning to improve learning outcomes. This eBook is Obsidian Learning’s contribution to the blended learning canon, based on our long and varied experience in Learning and Development.
This chapter synthesizes current research related to blended (hybrid) learning environments that combine online and face-to-face instruction. Research data highlights growth trends in blended learning implementation across higher education, K-12, and corporate training sectors. The development of models and theory to guide researchers is developing at a much slower pace. Current research is presented related to institutional issues (change and adoption, access to learning, cost effectiveness), student issues (learning effectiveness, engagement, satisfaction) and faculty issues (adoption, satisfaction and workload, professional development). The chapter ends with recommendations for future research related to blended learning environments.