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Blended Learning: Overview and Recommendations for Successful Implementation
Harris, Paul; Connolly, John F; Feeney, Luke
<p>This article is available at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/.</p> <p>Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify key themes within the blended learning literature and to develop a series of practical recommendations to facilitate the successful adaptation and implementation of a ‘‘blended approach to learning delivery’’. Design/methodology/approach – The literature was reviewed and informed a series of recommendations for organisations considering adopting or implementing blended approaches to teaching and training. Findings – Several key themes centering on the importance of evaluation, skills training, pedagogy, human factors, technology and implementation were identified. The emerging themes informed a series of practical recommendations to assist organisations considering blended learning approaches. Findings highlight the current limitations in the evidence base. Practical implications – The identified key themes and practical recommendations provide a useful assist to organisations considering adopting and implementing blended approaches to teaching and training. Originality/value – The paper highlights key areas for development in the blended learning literature and at the organisational level.</p>
Keyword(s): Curriculum development; Educational innovation; E-learning; Learning; Learning methods; Teaching; Education; Health and Medical Administration; Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication Date:
2009
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Citation(s): Harris P, Connolly JF, Feeney L. Blended Learning: overview and recommendations for successful implementation. Industrial and Commercial Training 2009;41(3):155-163.
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://epubs.rcsi.ie/ilhmart/1/
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