Blended Learning: An Asian Perspective
Raymond Tham, University of Newcastle, Australia ; Lesley Tham, Stirling University, UK, Singapore
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This paper examines the current stage of development of blended learning in higher education in China, Korea and Japan, with a comparison to the city state of Singapore. It is noted that blended learning and e-learning are introduced at institutes of higher learning in these countries with varying degrees of success. In China, for example, while blended learning was well-received, the dominance of traditional teaching methods goes against the conditions required for mainstreaming e-Learning. A review of existing literature showed that there are a host of key issues and challenges which prevent Asian countries from harnessing the full potential of blended learning in higher education.
Tham, R. & Tham, L. (2011). Blended Learning: An Asian Perspective. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 684-691). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).