Blended Learning: Research Perspectives

At the nexus of education and technology, blended learning is growing rapidly. Integrating face-to-face and online learning, blending can enhance learning and optimize seat time. How can blending transform today’s learning environments? In response to this question, 24 practitioners at 16 colleges and organizations examine research, stakeholder perspectives and best practices in 13 chapters designed for multiple educational contexts such as: designing and delivering hybrid courses, student interaction and student satisfaction, strategies for training and preparing faculty and other related topics.
Edited by:
Anthony G. Picciano – Hunter College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York
Chuck Dziuban – University of Central Florida


Table of Contents


Anthony G. Picciano – Hunter College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York
Towards a Conceptual Framework for Learning in Blended Environments
Peter Shea – State University of New York, Albany

Review of the Literature on Blended Learning
Karen Vignare – Michigan State University

Why Blended Learning: A Survey of Practitioners
Keith Bourne – The Sloan Consortium
Jeff Seaman – The Sloan Consortium

Realizing the Transformational Potential of Blended Learning
Charles R. Graham – Brigham Young University
Reid Robison – Brigham Young University
Discovering, Designing and Delivering Hybrid Courses
Robert Kaleta – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Karen Skibba – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Tanya Joosten – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Student Perceptions of Assessment Efficacy in Online and Blended Learning Classes
Gary Brown – Washington State University
Tamara Smith – University of Nebraska-Kearny
Tom Henderson – Central Washington University

Enhancing Student Interaction and Sustaining Faculty Instructional Innovations Through Blended Learning
Michael Starenko – Rochester Institute of Technology
Karen Vignare – Michigan State University
Joeann Humbert – Rochester Institute of Technology

Student Satisfaction in Blended Learning Across Generations and Reactive Behavior Patterns
Charles Dziuban – University of Central Florida
Patsy Moskal – University of Central Florida
Linda Futch – University of Central Florida

Student Perceptions of Blended Learning in a Traditional Undergraduate Environment
Robert Woods – Spring Arbor University
Diane M. Badzinski – Bethel College
Jason Baker – Regent University

Educational Equivalency
Renee Welch – University of Illinois-Chicago
Blended Learning – Complexity in Corporate and Higher Education
Robert Albrecht – EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research

Concluding Comments and the Future
Charles Dziuban – University of Central Florida
Joel Hartman – University of Central Florida