Blended Learning

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Asynchronous / Synchronous Learning, 21st Century Literacy Skills, Wiki, and content creation technologies such as blogs, Web 2.0, Knowledge Management, Vlog, Podcast, social networking sites

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Blended learning has become a more widely discussed distance education concept and practice since the year 2000 and beyond. Also known as hybrid learning, these terms refer to more than one delivery system being used for one course. In most cases, when they use the term blended learning in a distance learning context, educators are referring to face-to-face learning combined with some elements delivered through technology. This chapter will describe the background of this development within distance learning, its benefits, and possible future trends.

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Blended Learning, in P. L. Rogers, G. A. Berg, J. V. Boettcher, C. Howard, L. Justice & H. D. Schnek (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (2nd Ed.), IGI Publishing, p. 194-199