Blended learning in higher education: Institutional adoption and implementation

Resource type
Journal Article
Authors/contributors
Title
Blended learning in higher education: Institutional adoption and implementation
Abstract
Relatively little of the current research on blended learning (BL) addresses institutional adoption issues. Additional research is needed to guide institutions of higher education in strategically adopting and implementing blended learning on campus. The authors conducted a prior study in which they proposed a framework for institutional BL adoption (Graham, Woodfield, & Harrison, 2012), identifying three stages: (1) awareness/exploration, (2) adoption/early implementation, and (3) mature implementation/growth. The framework also identified key strategy, structure, and support issues universities may address at each stage. The current study applies this adoption framework to 11 U. S. institutions participating in a Next Generation Learning Challenge (NGLC) grant and attempting to transition from an awareness/exploration of BL to the adoption/early implementation phase. The study also compares U.S. institutional strategy, structure, and support approaches to BL adoption and identifies patterns and distinctions.
Publication
Computers & Education
Volume
75
Pages
185-195
Date
June 1, 2014
Journal Abbr
Computers & Education
Language
en
ISSN
0360-1315
Short Title
Blended learning in higher education
Accessed
20/07/2020, 09:54
Library Catalog
ScienceDirect
Extra
shortDOI: 10/f524zd
Citation
Porter, W. W., Graham, C. R., Spring, K. A., & Welch, K. R. (2014). Blended learning in higher education: Institutional adoption and implementation. Computers & Education, 75, 185–195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2014.02.011