Transcultural Blended Learning and Teaching in Postsecondary Education

Transcultural Blended Learning and Teaching in Postsecondary Education

Emmanuel Jean Francois (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, USA)
Release Date: August, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 432
ISBN13: 9781466620148|ISBN10: 1466620145|EISBN13: 9781466620155|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2014-8

Description

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.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • 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

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

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Emmanuel Jean Francois is an Assistant Professor of Human Services and Educational Leadership at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Adult and Higher Education) from the University of South Florida (USF), a Master's degree in Human Services (Organization Management and Leadership) from Springfield College, a joint Postgraduate Diploma in Population and Development from the State University of Haiti and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and a joint postgraduate certificate in Psycho-education and social health, from the Schools of Cadres in Special Education of Port-au- Prince and Versailles. He studied Anthropology and Sociology at the State University of Haiti, and Pedagogy of Secondary Education at the University Institute of Educational Sciences. Prior coming to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Dr. Jean Francois taught as an adjunct professor for three years at Springfield College, served as Campus Coordinator for an international program in Youth Leadership at the University of South Florida (in collaboration with Georgetown University), and Research Coordinator at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. Dr. Jean Francois repertoire of publications includes more than 30 titles in English, French, and Haitian Creole. His most recent books include DREAM Model to Start a Small Business, (2011) and Global Education on Trial By U.S. College Professors(2010). He has presented at various regional, national, and international conferences about his research on adult and continuing education, non-traditional college students, global education, transnational education, transcultural issues, globalization, international development, study abroad, transformative learning, scholarship of teaching and learning, and community based participatory research. He is on the Editorial Board of Human Services Today and the International Interdisciplinary Journal of Education. He served as peer reviewer for the International of Multicultural Education (IJME), the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ), and the Annual Conference of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE).

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