Comparative Blended Learning Practices and Environments

Comparative Blended Learning Practices and Environments

Eugenia M. W. Ng (Hong Kong Institute of Education, China)
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Release Date: October, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 464
ISBN13: 9781605668529|ISBN10: 1605668524|EISBN13: 9781605668536|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-852-9


With the advent of new technologies, more convenient and effective ways of learning are being adopted. However, despite the growing advancements there remains a lack of literature in applications of using these technology teaching approaches.

Comparative Blended Learning Practices and Environments offers in-depth analysis of new technologies in blended learning that promote creativity, critical thinking, and meaningful learning. This advanced publication combines expert perspectives from international scholars enabling researchers, academicians, and practitioners to devise innovative Web-based learning approaches.

Topics Covered

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

  • After-school programs
  • Assessment experiences
  • Blended learning in higher education
  • Blending varied learning
  • Comparing face-to-face with blended learning
  • E-learning formats
  • E-mentoring strategies
  • Open distance education learning
  • Professional learning and educational partnerships
  • Web 2.0 tools for blended learning

Reviews and Testimonials

The book covers a number of topics that are worthwhile exploring further in the areas of cross-disciplinary studies, cultural differences, gender differences and mode of learning when considering adapting and creating blended learning approaches to make learning pleasurable and effective.

– Eugenia M.W. Ng, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Eugenia M.W. Ng is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Information at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. She obtained her Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration from Concordia University (Canada), Diploma of Education from University of Surrey (UK), and PhD from University of Warwick (UK). Dr. Ng is responsible for teaching information technology modules, ranging from undergraduate to master's level. She is interested in various research areas, and her recent areas are e-learning, blended learning, and learning communities. She has published over seventy articles in conference proceedings, journals, and book chapters, apart from being a research investigator of many internal and external funded projects. She is a co-editor-in-chief of International Journal of Web-based Learning and Teaching Technologies and an associate editor for the Advances in Web-based Learning (AWBL) Book Series and the International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence. She is also a member of the editorial review board for Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal, Annals of Cases on Information Technology, and the Journal of Computers in Human Behavior. Recently, she has been editing a book entitled Comparative Blended Learning Practices and Environments, which will be published by IGI Global’s Information Science Reference (USA) in October 2009. The edited book is contributed by thirty-five authors and co-authors from nineteen countries. Dr. Ng has been appointed as the subject specialist by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications since 2002.