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The literature landscape of blended learning in higher education: the need for better understanding of academic blended practice

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Torrisi-Steele, G and Drew, S, The literature landscape of blended learning in higher education: the need for better understanding of academic blended practice, International Journal for Academic Development, 18, (4) pp. 371-383. ISSN 1360-144X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/1360144X.2013.786720

Abstract

If we are to realise the potential of blended learning in higher education, then further research into academic practice and relevant academic development is essential. Our review of literature on blended learning in higher education reveals an interesting scholarship landscape which, when described in detail, pointedly directs attention to the lack of literature seeking to understand academics’ current blended practices. We argue that this is problematic in terms of formulating the required professional development and support. In essence, this paper uncovers the need for further research into understanding not only why academics may choose to engage in blended learning, but also, once engaged, why some choose to integrate technology to create transformative blends while others choose minimally impacting blends. This paper may interest those supporting academics in developing blended learning. It provides a guiding resource both for researchers investigating blended practices and those embarking on blended learning implementations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:blended learning, academic development
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Higher Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Teacher and Instructor Development
Author:Drew, S (Dr Steve Drew)
ID Code:111862
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching
Deposited On:2016-10-12
Last Modified:2016-11-14
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