Free eBook! Teaching in Blended Learning Environments: Creating and Sustaining Communities of Inquiry
A direct result of the transformative innovation of virtual communication and online learning communities, blended learning environments have created new ways for teachers and students to engage, interact, and collaborate.
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The authors argue that this new learning environment necessitates significant role adjustments for instructors and generates a need to understand the aspects of teaching presence required of deep and meaningful learning outcomes.
About the Authors
Norman D. Vaughan is a professor in the Department of Education, Faculty of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University. He is the co-author with D. Randy Garrison of Blended Learning in Higher Education (Jossey-Bass, 2008).
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Martha Cleveland-Innes is professor and chair in the Center for Distance Education at Athabasca University and guest professor in the Department of Learning at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. [Visit Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes's web page]
D. Randy Garrison is a retired professor from the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary. He has authored, co-authored, or edited nine books and over a hundred refereed articles/papers on the topics of teaching and learning in higher and online learning contexts.
Source: Athabasca University Press