Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Keywords

Curriculum development, Educational innovation, E-learning, Learning, Learning methods, Teaching

Comments

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify key themes within the blended learning literature and to develop a series of practical recommendations to facilitate the successful adaptation and implementation of a ‘‘blended approach to learning delivery’’. Design/methodology/approach – The literature was reviewed and informed a series of recommendations for organisations considering adopting or implementing blended approaches to teaching and training. Findings – Several key themes centering on the importance of evaluation, skills training, pedagogy, human factors, technology and implementation were identified. The emerging themes informed a series of practical recommendations to assist organisations considering blended learning approaches. Findings highlight the current limitations in the evidence base. Practical implications – The identified key themes and practical recommendations provide a useful assist to organisations considering adopting and implementing blended approaches to teaching and training. Originality/value – The paper highlights key areas for development in the blended learning literature and at the organisational level.

Disciplines

Education | Health and Medical Administration | Medicine and Health Sciences

Citation

Harris P, Connolly JF, Feeney L. Blended Learning: overview and recommendations for successful implementation. Industrial and Commercial Training 2009;41(3):155-163.