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What is The University of Google

Handbook of Research on Hybrid Learning Models: Advanced Tools, Technologies, and Applications
A term invented by Brabazon (2007) referring to the education in the (Post) Information Age. The impact of Google on education, teaching and learning is similarly to instant food and fast data environment, a mere mouse-click away. Students in the University of Google lose the capacity to sift, discard and judge.
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In Love and War: Blended Learning Theories for Computer Scientists and Educationists
Esyin Chew (University of Glamorgan, UK), David A. Turner (University of Glamorgan, UK), and Norah Jones (University of Glamorgan, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-380-7.ch001
Abstract
Blended learning involves the combination of two fields of concern: technological and instrumental considerations are, to a greater or lesser extent, combined with pedagogy and educational theory. The result of this is that blended learning suffers from considerable difficulties of definition, and its theoretical foundation is correspondingly weak. For this reason it is desirable to expose the philosophical and theoretical foundations of blended learning to critical scrutiny. Creating a foundation for blended learning will involve an examination of the gap between the paradigms and practices of educational theory and educational technology. The result should be a space within which academics from the diverse disciplines involved may be able to discuss and resolve their problems. This chapter will explore the contrasting disciplinary perceptions and suggest a sketch for blended learning theory.
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