Addressing Adult Learning Needs Through Blended Learning Environments
Amy Tucker, Simon Fraser University, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
ABSTRACT/SUMMARY: Blended (also known as hybrid learning) environments are increasingly becoming popular as an alternative instructional delivery method for institutions of higher education all over the world. Today’s students have the benefit of taking courses face-to-face (f2f) with an online component, using instructional applications such as Blackboard, WebCT or Moodle. Research indicates that blended instruction, described as the combination of online and traditional classroom instruction, is the future trend for higher education. Further, an increasing number of post-secondary institutions are using blended learning formats to engage and retain adult learners.
Tucker, A. (2009). Addressing Adult Learning Needs Through Blended Learning Environments. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3119-3122). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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