Building Learning Webs Using Blended Learning Models
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World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2006
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Thomas Reeves & Shirley Yamashita
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For the last decade we have been working with community partners to offer post-secondary adult upgrading (grades 6 to 12) using a blended (online and face-to-face) instructional model. This model facilitates delivery of the online courses in community settings with the support of the learners' community, including a learning centre facilitator. The majority of the community partners are Aboriginal learning centres who stress the importance of culturally sensitive materials that help link their members to the workforce as well as further post-secondary education. This model benefits those wanting to deliver health care and education to remote (geographic and cultural) communities. It also has important implications for helping with the current skill shortages. Educational institutions can provide skill-upgrading opportunities within the learners' community with support provided by both the community and the college. Lessons learned from this project include the importance of cultural relevance, appropriate technologies and a supported delivery approach.
Buck, I. & Buck, M. (2006). Building Learning Webs Using Blended Learning Models. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (pp. 407-409). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved December 9, 2013 from http://www.editlib.org/p/23719.
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