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Teaching in Blended Leaning Environments provides a coherent framework in which to explore the transformative concept of blended learning. Blended learning can be defined as the organic integration of thoughtfully selected and complementary face-to-face and online approaches and technologies. A direct result of the transformative innovation of virtual communication and online learning communities, blended learning environments have created new ways for teachers and students to engage, interact, and collaborate. The authors argue that this new learning environment necessitates significant role adjustments for instructors and generates a need to understand the aspects of teaching presence required of deep and meaningful learning outcomes.
About the Author
Norman D. Vaughan is a professor in the Department ofEducation, Faculty of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University.He is the co-author with D. Randy Garrison of Blended Learning inHigher Education. Martha Cleveland-Innes isprofessor and chair in the Center for Distance Education at AthabascaUniversity and guest professor of Technology-Enhanced Learning at theRoyal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. D. RandyGarrison is a professor in the Faculty of Education at theUniversity of Calgary. He has authored, co-authored, or edited ninebooks and over a hundred refereed articles/papers on the topics ofteaching and learning in higher and online learning contexts.