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Addressing Adult Learning Needs Through Blended Learning Environments PROCEEDINGS

, Simon Fraser University, Canada

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

ABSTRACT/SUMMARY: Blended (also known as hybrid learning) environments are increasingly becoming popular as an alternative instructional delivery method for institutions of higher education all over the world. Today’s students have the benefit of taking courses face-to-face (f2f) with an online component, using instructional applications such as Blackboard, WebCT or Moodle. Research indicates that blended instruction, described as the combination of online and traditional classroom instruction, is the future trend for higher education. Further, an increasing number of post-secondary institutions are using blended learning formats to engage and retain adult learners.

Citation

Tucker, A. (2009). Addressing Adult Learning Needs Through Blended Learning Environments. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (pp. 3119-3122). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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