Blended Learning: Research Perspectives

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At the nexus of education and technology, blended learning is growing rapidly. Integrating face-to-face and online learning, blending can enhance learning and optimize seat time. How can blending transform today’s learning environments? In response to this question, 24 practitioners at 16 colleges and organizations examine research, stakeholder perspectives and best practices in 13 chapters designed for multiple educational contexts such as: designing and delivering hybrid courses, student interaction and student satisfaction, strategies for training and preparing faculty and other related topics.

Edited by:
Anthony G. Picciano - Hunter College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York
Chuck Dziuban - University of Central Florida

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
    Anthony G. Picciano - Hunter College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York
  2. Towards a Conceptual Framework for Learning in Blended Environments
    Peter Shea - State University of New York, Albany
  3. Review of the Literature on Blended Learning
    Karen Vignare - Michigan State University
  4. Why Blended Learning: A Survey of Practitioners
    Keith Bourne – The Sloan Consortium
    Jeff Seaman – The Sloan Consortium
  5. Realizing the Transformational Potential of Blended Learning
    Charles R. Graham – Brigham Young University
    Reid Robison – Brigham Young University
  6. Discovering, Designing and Delivering Hybrid Courses
    Robert Kaleta – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Karen Skibba – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Tanya Joosten – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  7. Student Perceptions of Assessment Efficacy in Online and Blended Learning Classes
    Gary Brown – Washington State University
    Tamara Smith – University of Nebraska-Kearny
    Tom Henderson – Central Washington University
  8. Enhancing Student Interaction and Sustaining Faculty Instructional Innovations Through Blended Learning
    Michael Starenko – Rochester Institute of Technology
    Karen Vignare – Michigan State University
    Joeann Humbert – Rochester Institute of Technology
  9. Student Satisfaction in Blended Learning Across Generations and Reactive Behavior Patterns
    Charles Dziuban – University of Central Florida
    Patsy Moskal – University of Central Florida
    Linda Futch – University of Central Florida
  10. Student Perceptions of Blended Learning in a Traditional Undergraduate Environment
    Robert Woods – Spring Arbor University
    Diane M. Badzinski – Bethel College
    Jason Baker – Regent University
  11. Educational Equivalency
    Renee Welch – University of Illinois-Chicago
  12. Blended Learning – Complexity in Corporate and Higher Education
    Robert Albrecht – EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research
  13. Concluding Comments and the Future
    Charles Dziuban – University of Central Florida
    Joel Hartman – University of Central Florida