Books on Blended Learning
Here is a list of books about blended learning.
Some of them are free and can be directly downloaded from this page.
Navigate the transition to blended learning with this practical field guide
Blended is the practical field guide for implementing blended learning techniques in K–12 classrooms. A follow–up to the bestseller Disrupting Class by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson, this hands–on guide expands upon the blended learning ideas presented in that book to provide practical implementation guidance for educators seeking to incorporate online learning with traditional classroom time. Readers will find a step–by–step framework upon which to build a more student–centered system, along with essential advice that provides the expertise necessary to build the next generation of K–12 learning environments. Leaders, teachers, and other stakeholders will gain valuable insight into the process of using online learning to the greatest benefit of students, while avoiding missteps and potential pitfalls.
If online learning has not already rocked your local school, it will soon. Blended learning is one of the hottest trends in education right now, and educators are clamoring for "how–to" guidance. Blended answers the call by providing detailed information about the strategy, design, and implementation of a successful blended learning program.
- Discover a useful framework for implementing blended learning
- Unlock the benefits and mitigate the risks of online learning
- Find answers to the most commonly asked questions surrounding blended learning
- Create a more student–centered system that functions as a positive force across grade levels
Educators who loved the ideas presented in Disrupting Class now have a field guide to making it work in a real–world school, with expert advice for making the transition smoother for students, parents, and teachers alike. For educational leaders seeking more student–centered schools, Blended provides the definitive roadmap.
This guide is:
Easy to use: Clear, jargon-free writing; illustrations; and references to online resources help readers understand concepts.
Streamlined: A simple but effective design process focuses on creating manageable activities for the right environment.
Practical: Real-world examples from different subject areas help teachers understand principles in context.
Contemporary: The variety of modern, connected technologies covered in the guide addresses a range of teaching challenges.
Forward-Looking: The approach bridges the gap between formal classroom learning and informal lifelong learning.
Standards-based: Guidelines and standards are based on current research in the field, relevant learning theories, and practitioner experiences.
Effective blended learning requires significant rethinking of teaching practices and a fundamental redesign of course structure. Essentials for Blended Learning: A Standards-Based Guide simplifies these difficult challenges without neglecting important opportunities to transform teaching. This guide is suitable for teachers in any content area.
This groundbreaking book offers a down–to–earth resource for the practical application of blended learning in higher education as well as a comprehensive examination of the topic. Well–grounded in research, Blended Learning in Higher Education clearly demonstrates how the blended learning approach embraces the traditional values of face–to–face teaching and integrates the best practices of online learning. This approach has proven to both enhance and expand the effectiveness and efficiency of teaching and learning in higher education across disciplines. In this much–needed book, authors D. Randy Garrison and Norman D. Vaughan present the foundational research, theoretical framework, scenarios, principles, and practical guidelines for the redesign and transformation of the higher education curriculum.
Blended Learning in Higher Education
- Outlines seven blended learning redesign principles
- Explains the professional development issues essential to the implementation of blended learning designs
- Presents six illustrative scenarios of blended learning design
- Contains practical guidelines to blended learning redesign
- Describes techniques and tools for engaging students
Vaughan N. (2014). Student engagement and blended learning: Making the assessment connection. Education Sciences, 4(4), 247-264
There is an increased focus on student engagement and blended approaches to learning in higher education. This article demonstrates how collaborative learning applications and a blended approach to learning can be used to design and support assessment activities that increase levels of student engagement with course concepts, their peers, faculty and external experts, leading to increased student success and satisfaction.
Keywords: student engagement; collaborative learning applications; blended learning; assessment
Guidelines for designing teaching and learning for a digital age.
The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when all of us, and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.
The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success.
Book release date (final version): 1 April 2015. For subsequent updates, see Updates and Revisions.