Hybrid learning : the perils and promise of blending online and face-to-face instruction in higher education / Jason Allen Snart
- Snart, Jason Allen, 1973-
- Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, 
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- Physical Description:
- xviii, 179 pages ; 25 cm
- Method -- Terminology -- 1. The Resistant Early Adopter -- 2. Challenges Facing Higher Education -- Managing Enrollment -- Scheduling and Classroom Space -- Aligning Learning Objectives -- Improving Student Retention, Success, and Completion -- Reaching Tech-Savvy Students -- Understanding Students, Technology, and Writing -- Assessing the Digital Divide -- Choosing a Direction -- 3. Going Hybrid: The Bigger Picture -- Room for Innovation -- Retaining Students Online: What Do We Know? -- Responding to Competing Pressures -- Our Media-Rich Environment "Share Your Story" -- Convergence: Technology and Media Participation -- NYTimes Goes Interactive -- Pirates of the Caribbean Online: Convergence and Participation -- 4. Hybrids: A Cultural Moment and Its History -- Hybrid Learning as Distance Education -- Diploma Mills: The New Shape of an Old Problem -- Where Might the History of Distance Learning Go? -- 5. Hybrids in Action -- Defining Terms (Again) and Upfront Advertising -- Hybrids Across an Institution -- Ada Wainwright, Psychology -- Naheed Hasan, Psychology -- Mitchell Fisher, Economics -- Lois Stanciak, Education -- A Hybrid Program -- Master of Education in Educational Studies, University of Alberta -- A Student Perspective -- Emily Conradt, Graduate Student, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -- Variations on a Theme -- Lessons to Learn? -- 6. Technology: Trending to Community and Collaboration -- Course Management Systems: Building Vutual Presence -- Blogs: A Public Sphere in the Classroom -- Wilds: The Art of Managing Collaboration -- Social Bookmarking: Sharing Content and Community -- Second Life: Real Learning in a Virtual World -- Exit Reality: The Social Web -- And Now, the Next Big Thing... -- 7. A Resistant Early Adopter Argues for Hybridity -- The End?
- ""Jason Snart makes a persuasive case that blended learninga hybrid of online learning and in-person classesis radically changing the face of higher education. Forget about diploma mills. His book charts a real revolution in learning that leverages today's web and mobile technologies to improve the classroom experience. This is an important book for educators, administrators, and anyone who cares about optimal education for the 21st century."-Tom Funk Vice President of Marketing, Timberline Interactive" ""While technology may change rapidly in the 'real world,' it changes far more slowly within the classroom. And for good reason: considerable thought should, and must, be given to the value and impact that any technological change would have on the learning process. While the newest software fad may be intriguing, it may not offer anything additional to the educational experience. We need to be cautious of solutions in search of needs and embrace solutions to those needs. Jason Snart's Hybrid Learning: The Perils and Promises of Blending Online and Face-to-Face Instruction in Higher Education helps us delve deeper into the real and relevant issues concerning the role and the use of technology in the educational process."-Bret Ingerman Vice President for Computing and Information Services, Vassar College" ""Jason Snart does an outstanding job of illuminating the topic of 'blended' or h̀ybrid' learning models. While online learning has been embraced by many as a way to expand the times when, and places in which, students can learn, others resist the technological delivery of instruction. Still others accept technology, but may not use it effectively. Snart explores the challenges facing higher education and the historical context for hybrid learning models and suggests that effective hybrid learning occurs at the nexus of technology, student characteristics, the nature of the discipline, and face-to-face instruction. This book is an excellent read for instructional designers, faculty members, and others who believe that higher education in the 21st century requires new ways to teach and new ways to learn."-Dr. Wes Habley Principal Associate, Educational Services, ACT, Inc." ""Hybrid Learning is a thoughtful exploration by a 'resistant early adopter' who holds no punches as he describes the power and pitfalls of blending face-to-face with online learning. While the higher education world rushes forward to embrace online learning, Jason Snart provides the type of critically important perspective needed to ensure that we achieve the highest quality of instruction and learning outcomes possiblea perspective that is both practical and balanced."-Jim Vanides Education Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard Office of Global Social Innovation" "The Perils and Promise of Blending Online and Face-to-Face Instruction in Higher Education Jason Allen Snart Hybrid learning could be the new century's educational game changer. Combining online with face-to-face instruction, hybrid learning promises a best-of-both-worlds solution to higher education's acute problems of student retention, success, and engagement. Yet, in the absence of adequate faculty care and institutional support, hybrid learning can aggravate the very problems it is meant to address." "Hybrid Learning: The Perils and Promise of Blending Online and Face-to-Face Instruction in Higher Education is an in-depth exploration of a new learning mode that could radically change higher education, incorporating emerging trends in technology and multimedia useincluding online gaming, social networking, and other Web 2.0 applicationsto create engaging and dynamic learning environments. Laying out fundamental challenges facing higher education today, this book shows how hybrid instruction can be designed and implemented to deliver excellent educational value in flexible modes and at moderate costs well-suited to the circumstances of many students and institutions." "The book lays out the characteristic profiles of students who are most likely to benefit from and perform well in a hybrid learning environment, as well as the features and practices of hybrid courses most likely to produce positive learning outcomes. It also specifies the obligations of faculty in designing and delivering best-practice hybrid courses and the support and policy obligations of institutions. Challenging prima-facie assumptions about hybrid learning, the author promotes it as nothing less than an opportunity to reenvision education for the 21st century."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780313381577 (hard copy : alk. paper)
0313381577 (hard copy : alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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