Blended learning is the thoughtful fusion of face-to-face and online learning experiences. Blended learning is a fundamental redesign that transforms the structure of, and approach to, teaching and learning.The need to provide more "engaged" learning experiences is at the core of the interest in blended learning, as many faculty have begun to question the passive teaching and learning approaches of the lecture. How to use technology--integrate it into a traditional, non- or low-tech, course represents the rise of new pedagogies created by new learning environments. (Garrison/Vaughn 2008, p5).
From our library--
Garrison, D.R., & Vaughan, N.D. (2008). Blended learning in higher education: Framework, principle, and guidelines. This groundbreaking book offers a down-to-earth resource for the practical application of blended learning. San Francisco; Jossey-Bass.
Shank, P. (2007). The online learning idea book: 95 proven ways to enhance technology-based and blended learning. San Francisco: Pfeiffer.
Smith, Robin M. Conquering the Content: A Step-by-Step Guide to Online Course Design. San Francisco: Jossey Bass. 2008
Online Resources: Tips and Strategies
Teach Online, an evolving site about pedagogy and techniques for fully online and hybrid teaching from Michigan State University provides a variety of tools to help with decision making and implementation of these courses.
Hybrid Courses, Univ of Milwaukee, offers a collection of links to the best academic resources on the web on hybrid courses.
Online Publications: Viewpoints, Articles,
Becoming an online teacher. Excellent, well-written insight on one teacher's transition to online teaching evironments, Univ of North Carolina