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Title: The marriage of Rousseau and blended learning: an investigation of three higher educational institutions' praxis
Authors: Chew, Esyin
Jones, Norah
Turner, David
Keywords: blended learning
educational theory
educational technology
higher education
Issue Date: Aug-2007
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Advances in web-based learning - ICWL 2007, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4823 pp641-652
Abstract: This paper sets out the central problem of current blended learning research that it does not have an appropriate focus on educational theory. The paper explains how the blended learning praxis in higher education can be understood in terms of Rousseau’s educational theory. The research methods for collecting qualitative data from 28 academics in 3 universities are explained concisely. The analysis and discussion of institutional practices are used to identify best practice for blended learning. The role of the educator and student on holistic learning are examined. Overall, the authors urge that the focal point of blended learning research should not merely focus on the innovative technology and instructional design issues; educational theories remain the fundamental foundation for any educationalist as well as for any educational technologist.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10265/316
ISSN: 0302-9743
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