Collaborative Knowledge Building: Blending In-Class and Online Learning Formats
Riel, Margaret, Sparks, Paul, Distance Learning
Programs that promote collaborative knowledge building are smart to exploit all effective formats and methods. Blended learning - a mixture of in-class and online learning - provides an effective combination of interpersonal and intellectual supports for learning (Means, Toyama, Murphy, Bakia, & Jose, 2009). It also supports a wide range of learning methods. At one end of the continuum, courses are conducted primarily in-class and extended using online discussions. In this format the in-class learning drives the online learning. At the other end, online programs use in-class time to build the community, enabling more authentic stu- dent sharing. Blended programs …
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Publication information: Article title: Collaborative Knowledge Building: Blending In-Class and Online Learning Formats. Contributors: Riel, Margaret - Author, Sparks, Paul - Author. Magazine title: Distance Learning. Volume: 6. Issue: 3 Publication date: May 1, 2009. Page number: 7+. © Information Age Publishing, Inc. 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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