CWCA/ACCR pre-conference talk | Dr. Norm Vaughan, Mount Royal University

CWCA/ACCR pre-conference talk

Quality matters in blended learning: Being more than together and more than apart | Dr. Norm Vaughan, Department of Education, Faculty of Teaching and Learning, Mount Royal University, Calgary

Thursday, May 30, 2013 |
1:00 – 2:30 pm | Social Sciences and Math Building, Room A110

University of Victoria

‘Blended learning is the organic integration of thoughtfully selected and complementary face-to-face and online approaches and technologies.’(Garrison & Vaughan, 2008, p.148)
As author of an extensive list of publications on blended learning and faculty development, Dr. Norm Vaughan is a national and international authority on the integration of technologies in learning and teaching. He is co-author of the seminal text, “Blended Learning in Higher Education” (Jossey-Bass, 2008) and is currently on the editorial board of five leading academic journals on learning, teaching and technology. He is also co-founder of the Blended Online Design Network and a member of the Community of Inquiry Research Group.

Dr. Vaughan recently wrote, ‘In the words of Gladwell (2000), “We have gone over the “tipping point;” blended learning has become an educational epidemic.’ In his presentation, Dr. Vaughan will explore why he feels ‘blended learning has become the dominant paradigm in 21st-century higher education,’ and will introduce case studies, teaching strategies and tools to demonstrate their application. He will also explain how the Community of Inquiry framework which he has researched (Garrison, Anderson & Archer, 2001) can be utilized to create high quality and engaging learning experiences for students and faculty. Whether you are an advocate, a skeptic or just want to understand more about blended learning and what it means, please do take this opportunity to learn from one of the most thoughtful experts in the field.

Garrison, D.R., & Vaughan, N.D. (2008). Blended learning in higher education. Framework, principles and guidelines. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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