Ebba Ossiannilsson, author of the ICDE Insight Paper provides an overview of what readers can expect from this publication.
This ICDE Insight Paper on blended learning, state of the nation, targets a broad audience, especially practitioners, policy makers and leaders. It provides awareness, inspiration, insights, and dialogues into blended learning and the current debates. The report explains that blended learning is based on a pedagogical approach rather than on technology.
Blended learning involves people as learners, teachers, administrators, technicians, leaders, and managers with a variety of aspirations and ambitions. Clearly, there is a renewed focus on quality, and the blended learning approach is worthy of consideration.
Power Learning Solutions is IABL's partner on the publication of Blended Language Learning: Evidence-Based Trends and Applications. Founder, Dr. Rob Power worked closely with e-Book editors Agnieszka Palalas and Chrysoula Lazou on the final compilation of the chapters by IABL members. Power Learning Solutions provided invaluable support to publish the chapters using the Pressbooks digital publication platform, as well as to register the e-Book and assign its ISBN record.
Power Learning Solutions is a valued friend of IABL that offers expert consulting services in the area of educational technology integration, and instructional design and development for in-person, online, and blended learning. You can learn more about Power Learning Solutions, including other e-Books they have published, at https://www.powerlearningsolutions.com/
Blended Learning MOOC runs 19 April to 16 May, 2020. You can still register
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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.