Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating a Blended Delivery Model, Using Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Instruction
Kevin Campbell, Elizabeth Hanlis, University of Alberta, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper is a report on the findings obtained from evaluating the planning and implementation of an online symposium addressing the issues of continuing professional development. The symposium was part of an Office of Learning Technologies (OLT) funded project. The symposium was delivered through a blended learning model delivered via asynchronous and synchronous technologies. The symposium's goal was to gather and disseminate knowledge regarding the process of implementing learning technology initiatives in the workplace. It also evaluated the use of a blended learning model for professional development. Overall, the symposium achieved its goals using a blended learning model, however, the synchronous virtual classroom environment worked more effectively in group collaboration and discussion compared to the asynchronous learning environment. Recommendations are summarized for planning and implementing an online blended learning model.
Campbell, K. & Hanlis, E. (2002). Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating a Blended Delivery Model, Using Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Instruction. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 706-708). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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