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Future Directions of Blended Learning in Higher Education and Workplace Learning Settings

, Indiana University and SurveyShare, Inc., United States ; , Indiana University, United States ; , Warwick University, United Kingdom

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


After more than a decade of extensive learning on the Internet, especially the use of it to supplement and extend learning, it is time to push ahead with new data and predictions related to blended learning. We begin by sharing the results of two studies conducted on the future of online teaching and learning - one in higher education and one in corporate training. The data show a perceived shift over the next decade towards the use of blended approaches in both higher education and workplace environments. Results are also presented regarding survey respondent perceptions of what pedagogical techniques and technologies will be most widely used within e-learning. Importantly, similar data is shared from the perspective of corporate managers and higher education instructors, instructional designers, and administrators. In the second half of this paper, we predict ten major trends and predictions for the future direction of blended learning.


Bonk, C.J., Kim, K.J. & Zeng, T. (2005). Future Directions of Blended Learning in Higher Education and Workplace Learning Settings. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3644-3649). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 25, 2019 from .


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