Blended Online Learning and Instructional Design for TPACK: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Blended Online Learning and Instructional Design for TPACK: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Margaret L. Niess (Oregon State University, USA)
Projected Release Date: June, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 180
ISBN13: 9781522588795|ISBN10: 1522588795|EISBN13: 9781522588801|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8879-5


The explosion of digital technologies in the 21st century provided access to multiple robust inquiry, communication, and collaboration applications. The enhanced capabilities provide educational opportunities for engaging students in deeper and more thoughtful learning. Implementation of knowledge-building communities in educational experiences, however, requires new pedagogical strategies that are vastly different from the predominant teacher-directed pedagogies of the 20th century. Today’s teachers now must identify, orchestrate, and manage activities in their content areas in ways that successfully support students through activities such as engagement in knowledge-building communities.

Blended Online Learning and Instructional Design for TPACK: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential research publication that examines the implementation of knowledge-building communities in educational experiences and pedagogical strategies that encourage engagement. Highlighting topics such as active participation, digital technologies, and online learning, this book is geared toward educators, educational designers, researchers, administrators, and academicians.

Topics Covered

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

  • Active Participation
  • Blended Learning
  • Digital Age
  • Digital Technologies
  • Higher Education
  • Instructional Design
  • Knowledge-Building Communities
  • Online Learning
  • Teacher Knowledge

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Margaret (Maggie) L. Niess is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Education at Oregon State University. Her research focuses on integrating technology in teaching science and mathematics and the knowledge teachers rely on for teaching with technologies –TPACK. She has authored multiple peer-reviewed works including a teacher preparation textbook, Guiding Learning with Technology. She is currently directing the design, implementation, and evaluation of a new online Master of Science program for K-12 mathematics and science teachers with an interdisciplinary science, mathematics, and technology emphasis. Research from this work has focused on developing a community of learners in online graduate coursework. She chaired the Technology Committee for the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), served as Vice President of the Teacher Education Council for Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), served on the Board of Directors for School Science and Mathematics (SSMA), and was an editor of School Science and Mathematics Journal.