Transcultural Blended Learning and Teaching in Postsecondary Education
Release Date: August, 2012. Copyright © 2013. 432 pages.
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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2014-8, ISBN13: 9781466620148, ISBN10: 1466620145, EISBN13: 9781466620155
Schedule constraints and other complicating factors can make face-to-face educational methods inadequate to the needs of learners. Thus, blended learning has emerged as a compromise that reconciles the need for high-tech and high-touch learning and teaching interactions.
Transcultural Blended Learning and Teaching in Postsecondary Education educates readers across nations and cultures and strengthens their understanding of theories, models, research, applications, best practices, and emerging issues related to blended learning and teaching through a holistic and transcultural perspective. This research volume serves as a valued resource for faculty, administrators, and leaders in postsecondary institutions to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate blended learning programs and courses. It also provides researchers with the latest research in transcultural blended learning and teaching theories, findings, best practices, and emerging trends.
Table of Contents and List of Contributors
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Emmanuel Jean Francois (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, USA)
Students make meaning of the information and knowledge they receive based on their worldviews, prior life experiences, learning styles, personality, values, beliefs,...
Mejai B. M. Avoseh (University of South Dakota, USA), Olugbenga Abimbola Fayomi (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria), Bolanle Clara Simeon-Fayomi (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria)
Paradigm shifts in education have, in most cases, been linked to changes in the context and content of education. Most nouveau ideas in education in the 21st century...
Constanta Nicoleta Bodea (Academy of Economic Studies, Romania), Corneliu Alexandru Bodea (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Augustin Purnus (Technical University of Civil Engineering, Romania), Ruxandra-Ileana Badea (Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)
In recent years, many business education programs have focused on the development of competences, instead of knowledge transfer. For this reason, various innovative...
Suzanne Weinstein (Pennsylvania State University, USA), Karen Pollack (Pennsylvania State University, USA), Ike Shibley (Pennsylvania State University, USA), Vicki S. Williams (Pennsylvania State University, USA), Wu Shao-Wei (York College, CUNY, USA), Ching Yu-Hui (Boise State University, USA)
This chapter describes a university-wide initiative to develop multiple courses in both online and blended formats. The chapter provides perspectives of the project...
Natasha Boskic (The University of British Columbia, Canada), Sharon Hu (The University of British Columbia, Canada)
The evolving student expectancy on the quality and accessibility of education has resulted in a new landscape of delivery modes of educational programs. This chapter...
L. Hyatt (University of La Verne, USA), Laurie Schroeder (University of La Verne, USA), Adonay A. Montes (University of La Verne, USA)
This chapter reports on an exploratory case study of intercultural issues in graduate blended learning environments. As U.S. Universities strive to increase the dive...
Reviews and Testimonials
International contributors in educational technology, adult education, multiculturalism, and instructional systems address blended learning and teaching, stressing that blended learning should not only be driven by course outcomes, but also by attention to the cultural context and the needs and interests of students, instructors, administrators, and practitioners. Section 1 highlights theory and Section 2 looks at transcultural students' ways of knowing. Section 3 looks at curriculum design in a diverse world, and Section 4 presents cases on technology and global education, including a case from Siberia Russia demonstrating technology integration in professional development of teachers in a post-totalitarian context. Later sections cover cross-cultural instructional strategies, leadership and administration beyond borders, evaluation and assessment in cross-cultural contexts, and emerging trends in blending learning and technology. Francois is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
– Book News Inc. Portland, OR
Using examples, research, and experience the chapters will inspire, support, reinforce, and guide researchers, faculty, practitioners, and administrators in higher education as they explore, expand, initiate, and debate the use of blended learning and teaching in postsecondary education in today’s increasingly diverse world.—
– Sara Marcus, American Reference Books Annual
- Assessment strategies
- Blended learning and Teaching
- Curriculum Design
- Distance Education
- Ethical theories and models
- Global Education Theories
- Instructional strategies
- Lesson Plans
- Technology-based instruction
- Transcultural Learning and teaching