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"Blended Learning", also refered to as "Hybrid Learning" combines traditional face-to-face classrooom instruction with online learning. EDUCAUSE has a wide range of resources on this expansive topic in various formats. Including the new EDUCAUSE E-Book " Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies" which is a collection of chapters and case studies contributed by college and university presidents, provosts, faculty, and other stakeholders. Institutions are finding new ways of achieving higher education’s mission without being crippled by constraints or overpowered by greater expectations.
The following chapters from the book specifically address blended learning models.
EDUCAUSE Staff Picks
- The Blended Learning Toolkit: A DIY Resource for Blended Learning Instructors and Designers, ELI Web Seminar, January 2012. This seminar provided a brief overview of the Blended Learning Toolkit before guiding participants on a tour and a discussion of each set of faculty resources. It also includes a brief summary of lessons learned in conducting an open, online course based on the BlendKit Course materials will also be shared.
- Evaluating the Implementation of Blended Learning Models in Large Enrollment Courses, ELI Annaul Meeting, February 2011. This presentation expands on design, development, and implementation of blended learning models, with details on ways in which the face-to-face and online sections of the courses were integrated.
- “Blended Learning: A Report on the ELI Focus Session” ELI White Paper, November 2010. This white paper is a synthesis of the key ideas, themes, and concepts that emerged from those sessions. The paper also includes links to supporting focus session materials, recordings, and resources
- “7 Things You Should Know About the HyFlex Course Model”, ELI 7 Things You Should Know, November 2010. HyFlex is a course design model that presents the components of hybrid learning in a flexible course structure that gives students the option of attending sessions in the classroom, participating online, or doing both. Students can change their mode of attendance weekly or by topic, according to need or preference.
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Blended Learning
- GROCS: Longitudinal Impacts of Student-Initiated, Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Projects
September 4, 2013
Key Takeaways The University of Michigan's " Grants Opportunities [Collaborative Spaces]" (GROCS) program was designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration t…
- 7 Things You Should Know About Intelligent Tutoring Systems
July 9, 2013
An intelligent tutoring system is computer software designed to simulate a human tutor’s behavior and guidance. Because these systems are able to interpret complex student responses and…
- What We Learned at the Inaugural Breakthrough Models Academy
July 24, 2013
“What a week!” That was what one member of the inaugural Breakthrough Models Academy posted to the group listserv as the participants dispersed. We had just spent an intensive week toge…
- 7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs II
June 11, 2013
A MOOC is a model of educational delivery that is, to varying degrees, massive, open, online, and a course. Most MOOCs are structured similar to traditional online higher education course…
- Breakthrough Models for Online Learning
May 20, 2013
Malcolm Brown, ELI director, and Veronica Diaz, ELI associate director, will moderate this online seminar with NGLC Breakthrough Model project representatives from Altius Education, Northern Ariz…
- Leading the Student Experience: Super-Convergence of Organisation, Structure and Business Processes
April 27, 2012
This group of case studies from the United Kingdom organization, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, focuses on the UK higher education student experience. "The student experience …
- Cultivating Change in the Academy: 50+ Stories from the Digital Frontlines at the University of Minnesota in 2012
July 9, 2012
Cultivating Change is an eBook designed to stimulate discussion about what’s possible as well as generate new vision and academic technology direction. It serves as a means for faculty, ins…
- Case Study 19: CS50 at Harvard: "The Most Rewarding Class I Have Taken...Ever!"
May 2, 2012
A case study from Game Changers Katie Vale A trail of colorful balloons leads from Oxford Street to the Northwest Labs building. As I head downstairs, I exchange greetings with our …
- Analytics that Inform the University
April 4, 2012
In just one week the ELI 2012 Online Spring Focus Session will begin. One of the presenters, Thomas B. Cavanagh, assistant vice president of distributed learning at the University of Central…
- Podcast: An Urge to Make a Difference in the Lives of Students
March 6, 2012
After you have upgraded the software, run the diagnostics, remediated the viruses, and, of course, rebooted the computer, you can still make a difference in students' lives. There is still a…