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Blended Learning in Higher Education: Framework, Principles, and Guidelines

Blended Learning in Higher Education: Framework, Principles, and Guidelines

D. Randy Garrison, Norman D. Vaughan

ISBN: 978-1-118-18018-1

Sep 2011, Jossey-Bass

272 pages



This groundbreaking book offers a down-to-earth resource for the practical application of blended learning in higher education as well as a comprehensive examination of the topic. Well-grounded in research, Blended Learning in Higher Education clearly demonstrates how the blended learning approach embraces the traditional values of face-to-face teaching and integrates the best practices of online learning. This approach has proven to both enhance and expand the effectiveness and efficiency of teaching and learning in higher education across disciplines.

In this much-needed book, authors D. Randy Garrison and Norman D. Vaughan present the foundational research, theoretical framework, scenarios, principles, and practical guidelines for the redesign and transformation of the higher education curriculum.

Blended Learning in Higher Education

  • Outlines seven blended learning redesign principles
  • Explains the professional development issues essential to the implementation of blended learning designs
  • Presents six illustrative scenarios of blended learning design
  • Contains practical guidelines to blended learning redesign
  • Describes techniques and tools for engaging students
Preface ix

The Authors xv

Part One: Community of Inquiry Framework 1

1. Introduction 3

2. Community of Inquiry and Blended Learning 13

3. Designing Blended Learning to Create a Community of Inquiry 31

4. Community of Inquiry for Faculty Development 49

Part Two: Blended Learning in Practice 69

5. Scenarios 71

6. Guidelines 85

7. Strategies and Tools 105

8. The Future 143

Appendix 1. Organizational Change 157

Appendix 2. Project Proposal Form 173

Appendix 3. Redesign Guide for Blended Learning 177

Appendix 4. Blended Faculty Community of Inquiry Planning Document 181

Appendix 5. Student Survey Questionnaire 189

Appendix 6. Faculty Interview Questions 195

Appendix 7. Student Survey Results 197

Appendix 8. Faculty Interview Comments 201

Appendix 9. Template for Preparing a Blended Learning Course Outline 205

Appendix 10. Sample Blended Learning Course Outline 207

Appendix 11. Sample Assessment Rubric for an e-Portfolio Assignment 219

References 223

Index 233

""The authors have provided insights into the promise of blended learning, and educators can build upon their community of inquiry model to enhance their teaching practice."" (Teachers College Record, 02/25/08)