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Authored by Dr. Martha Cleveland-Innes and Dan Wilton of Athabasca University.
Published by the Commonwealth of Learning as a free, open-access text.

Introduction to the Guidebook by Sanjaya Mishra and Martha Cleveland-Innes.
Dr. Martha Cleveland-Innes and Dan Wilton
A blend of classroom and web-based teaching and learning offers access to the widest range of learning modes and methods for developing student skills and expertise as learners. Many findings on blended learning show an increase in learners' ability to learn collaboratively, think creatively, study independently and tailor their own learning experiences to meet their individual needs. The Guide to Blended Learning presents new ways of thinking about teaching and learning to help you better prepare your students to learn and develop into 21st-century global citizens.

This guidebook also provides information about some of the technology tools you can use to support in-person delivery in a seamless, truly blended way. Through careful, thoughtful blending and with consideration for technological skill levels and Internet access, learning for anyone can now take place with greater flexibility and convenience.

Enhanced by video presentations by the author and conversations with e-Learning Education Specialist Sanjaya Mishra of the Commonwealth of Learning, the guidebook includes questions for reflection and discussion as well as links to further resources, making it an effective foundation for professional development in blended learning practice, including this MOOC. The topics of the eight chapters cover the full range of considerations for implementing blended learning, from initial conceptual and planning concerns, through the development and structuring of learning activities, and evaluation of blended courses and programs.

The Guide to Blended Learning is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License and may be used, adapted, and redistributed freely under the same license with proper attribution to its authors. Learn more about Creative Commons.

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At this point, we do not have a schedule of MOOCs for the 2024-25 season. Please return in the summer for updates; we will post details here as soon as they become available.
In the meantime, you might want to review courses we have offered recently:
LCTL: Leading Change in Teaching and Learning for a Digital World
LCTL is a course for those interested in shaping, leading, and supporting innovative application of digital tools and technologies during teaching and learning.
LTLO: Learning to Learn Online
Explore the fundamentals of the learning process and various models of online courses to determine your learning preferences and which forms of online learning are best for you.
DCOI: Designing for Communities of Inquiry in Online Courses
DCOI explores the why and how of using the Community of Inquiry framework as the basis for developing and teaching high quality online and blended courses.
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