Blended

Blended
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN 10: 1442495022
ISBN 13: 9781442495029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blended Book Review:

Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this “timely but genuine” (Publishers Weekly) story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper. Eleven-year-old Isabella’s parents are divorced, so she has to switch lives every week: One week she’s Isabella with her dad, his girlfriend Anastasia, and her son Darren living in a fancy house where they are one of the only black families in the neighborhood. The next week she’s Izzy with her mom and her boyfriend John-Mark in a small, not-so-fancy house that she loves. Because of this, Isabella has always felt pulled between two worlds. And now that her parents are divorced, it seems their fights are even worse, and they’re always about HER. Isabella feels completely stuck in the middle, split and divided between them more than ever. And she is beginning to realize that being split between Mom and Dad involves more than switching houses, switching nicknames, switching backpacks: it’s also about switching identities. Her dad is black, her mom is white, and strangers are always commenting: “You’re so exotic!” “You look so unusual.” “But what are you really?” She knows what they’re really saying: “You don’t look like your parents.” “You’re different.” “What race are you really?” And when her parents, who both get engaged at the same time, get in their biggest fight ever, Isabella doesn’t just feel divided, she feels ripped in two. What does it mean to be half white or half black? To belong to half mom and half dad? And if you’re only seen as half of this and half of that, how can you ever feel whole? It seems like nothing can bring Isabella’s family together again—until the worst thing happens. Isabella and Darren are stopped by the police. A cell phone is mistaken for a gun. And shots are fired.

Blended

Blended
Author: Sharon Mills Draper
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781338712865
ISBN 13: 1338712861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blended Book Review:

Eleven-year-old Isabella's parents are divorced, so she has to switch lives every week. Because of this, Isabella has always felt pulled between two worlds. And now that her parents are divorced, it seems their fights are even worse, and they're always about her. And she is beginning to realize that being split between Mom and Dad involves more than switching houses, switching nicknames, switching backpacks: it's also about switching identities. Her dad is black, her mom is white. And when her parents, who both get engaged at the same time, get in their biggest fight ever, Isabella doesn't just feel divided, she feels ripped in two. What does it mean to be half white or half black? To belong to half mom and half dad? And if you're only seen as half of this and half of that, how can you ever feel whole?-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police.

Raising Children in Blended Families

Raising Children in Blended Families
Author: Maxine Marsolini
Publsiher: Kregel Publications
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 0825497515
ISBN 13: 9780825497513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raising Children in Blended Families Book Review:

A realistic and forthright resource, this practical guide for parents of blended families helps adults understand their children's feelings and cope with arising difficulties.

Blended Learning Education in a Smart Learning Environment

Blended Learning  Education in a Smart Learning Environment
Author: Simon K. S. Cheung,Richard Li,Kongkiti Phusavat,Naraphorn Paoprasert,Lam‐For Kwok
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2020-07-17
ISBN 10: 3030519686
ISBN 13: 9783030519681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blended Learning Education in a Smart Learning Environment Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Blended Learning, ICBL 2020, held in Bangkok, in August 2020. The 33 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 70 submissions. The conference theme of ICBL 2020 is Blended Learning : Education in a Smart Learning Environment. The papers are organized in topical sections named: Blended Learning, Hybrid Learning, Online Learning, Enriched and Smart Learning, Learning Management System and Content and Instructional Design.

Go Blended

Go Blended
Author: Liz Arney
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-02-02
ISBN 10: 1118974204
ISBN 13: 9781118974209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Go Blended Book Review:

Craft a blended learning program tailor-made for your students Go Blended! is a practical implementation guide for educators interested in getting blended learning off the ground. Author Liz Arney is a seasoned developer of blended learning programs at Aspire Public Schools, and she also closely collaborates with district and charter leaders from across the country on this work. Go Blended! offers boots-on-the-ground support for laying the foundation for a blended learning program in our schools and classrooms. Throughout the book teachers with blended learning experience share helpful tips and lesson plans to help educators make purposeful choices in using technology to fulfill students' needs without becoming an end in itself. This useful guide also offers key documents and timelines to support a blended learning implementation and provides step-by-step practical advice for avoiding mistakes. Readers will gain expert insight into both the broad and narrow of blended transition, from sweeping concepts like program goals to nitty-gritty details like teaching routines around technology use. Technology is rapidly changing the landscape of education; teacher effectiveness and student achievement are both tied to the ability to adapt to new technology, and blended learning has become a hot topic in schools across the nation. Go Blended! helps school leaders and teachers take their first steps toward blended learning, putting them in a better position to continuously adapt as the world changes. You'll learn how to: Investigate leadership and staff readiness to "go blended." Learn how to evaluate and purchase the right educational software. Keep the program's goals in mind throughout the development process. Teach lessons that set students up for success when using classroom technology. Tailor the program to the students, not the other way around. Aspire's impressive track record of high performance, along with a growing body of evidence from blended schools across the nation, testifies to the reality that incorporating technology into the classroom can improve student outcomes. But improved student outcomes will only occur when teachers and administrators intentionally tailor technology and curricula to meet their goals. With Go Blended!, you can be confident that you're focused on the ultimate goal of blended learning: increasing student achievement.

Blended Learning

Blended Learning
Author: Francine S. Glazer
Publsiher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN 10: 1579227198
ISBN 13: 9781579227197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blended Learning Book Review:

This is a practical introduction to blended learning, presenting examples of implementation across a broad spectrum of disciplines. For faculty unfamiliar with this mode of teaching, it illustrates how to address the core challenge of blended learning—to link the activities in each medium so that they reinforce each other to create a single, unified, course—and offers models they can adapt. Francine Glazer and the contributors to this book describe how they integrate a wide range of pedagogical approaches in their blended courses, use groups to build learning communities, and make the online environment attractive to students. They illustrate under what circumstances particular tasks and activities work best online or face-to-face, and when to incorporate synchronous and asynchronous interactions. They introduce the concept of layering the content of courses to appropriately sequence material for beginning and experienced learners, and to ensure that students see both the online and the face-to-face components as being equal in value and devote equal effort to both modalities. The underlying theme of this book is encouraging students to develop the skills to continue learning throughout their lives. By allowing students to take more time and reflect on the course content, blended learning can promote more student engagement and, consequently, deeper learning. It appeals to today’s digital natives who are accustomed to using technology to find and share information, communicate, and collaborate, and also enables non-traditional students to juggle their commitments more efficiently and successfully.

The Blended Learning Blueprint for Elementary Teachers

The Blended Learning Blueprint for Elementary Teachers
Author: Jayme Linton
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-02-09
ISBN 10: 1544318642
ISBN 13: 9781544318646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blended Learning Blueprint for Elementary Teachers Book Review:

Designed to help K-5 teachers develop and carry out a plan for effective instruction in blended environments, this resource identifies key competencies and strategies for development, culminating in a personalized implementation plan. Readers will Take an in-depth look at the iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework. Develop a personalized blueprint for designing and facilitating blended learning in your classrooms. Tailor your plan when it comes to maximizing instructional time, personalizing learning, empowering students, pursuing professional learning, and more. Explore specific strategies and examples of blended learning in elementary classrooms, and reflect on your own plans.

The Handbook of Blended Learning

The Handbook of Blended Learning
Author: Curtis J. Bonk,Charles R. Graham
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2012-06-29
ISBN 10: 1118429575
ISBN 13: 9781118429570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Blended Learning Book Review:

This comprehensive resource highlights the most recent practices and trends in blended learning from a global perspective and provides targeted information for specific blended learning situations. You'll find examples of learning options that combine face-to-face instruction with online learning in the workplace, more formal academic settings, and the military. Across these environments, the book focuses on real-world practices and includes contributors from a broad range of fields including trainers, consultants, professors, university presidents, distance-learning center directors, learning strategists and evangelists, general managers of learning, CEOs, chancellors, deans, and directors of global talent and organizational development. This diversity and breadth will help you understand the wide range of possibilities available when designing blended learning environments. Order your copy today!

Comparative Blended Learning Practices and Environments

Comparative Blended Learning Practices and Environments
Author: Ng, Eugenia M. W.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-10-31
ISBN 10: 1605668532
ISBN 13: 9781605668536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Blended Learning Practices and Environments Book Review:

Comparative Blended Learning Practices and Environments offers in-depth analysis of new technologies in blended learning that promote creativity, critical thinking, and meaningful learning.

Blended Learning

Blended Learning
Author: Jennifer Hofmann
Publsiher: American Society for Training and Development
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2011-08
ISBN 10: 1562867946
ISBN 13: 9781562867942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blended Learning Book Review:

Peer coaching is a powerful process for enabling two or more people, who share common interests or goals, to collaborate in helping one another become more successful in their work or personal lives. This Infoline focuses on the many benefits the process of peer coaching can have on the corporate world.

Essentials for Blended Learning 2nd Edition

Essentials for Blended Learning  2nd Edition
Author: Jared Stein,Charles R. Graham
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2020-04-17
ISBN 10: 1351043978
ISBN 13: 9781351043977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials for Blended Learning 2nd Edition Book Review:

Essentials for Blended Learning provides a practical, streamlined approach for creating effective learning experiences by blending online activities and the best of face-to-face teaching. Effective blended learning requires rethinking of teaching practices and a redesign of course structure. Suitable for instructors in any content area, this book simplifies these difficult challenges without neglecting important opportunities to transform teaching. The revised second edition is more streamlined and easier to use, and includes more real-world examples of blended teaching and learning, the latest technologies, and additional research-based learning activities.

Ternary and Quaternary Blended Alkali Activated Binder

Ternary and Quaternary Blended Alkali Activated Binder
Author: Cheah Chee Ban
Publsiher: Penerbit USM
Total Pages: 63
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN 10: 9674615741
ISBN 13: 9789674615741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ternary and Quaternary Blended Alkali Activated Binder Book Review:

Ternary and Quaternary Blended Alkali-Activated Binder Ternary and Quaternary Blended Alkali-Activated Binder: Engineering Properties and Performance consolidates the findings in the process of the development of new classes of blended alkali-activated binder system by the author. It covers extensively on mechanical and durability properties of the ternary and quaternary blended alkali-activated material. Some of the key advantages of this book are the detailed elaborations on the following aspects: · Material design and formulation of the ternary and quaternary blended alkali-activated binder system · Fabrication process to produce the materials · Key engineering properties and behaviour of the materials · Fundamental concepts in the design and fabrication of the materials · Approach for reduction of the embodied carbon emission of alkali-activated binders through the synergistic activation method Cheah Chee Ban is a prominent researcher and author in the field of sustainable concrete materials and technology. He found that it is possible to produce new binder for the construction industry to replace the role of cement. This green binder material is produced from industrial by-products in the iron making and electrical power sectors that commonly face disposal problem. Therefore, the production of the binder material allows an alternative pathway for the recycling of waste materials. The technology being developed eliminates the need to extract limestones for the use as raw material in the concrete production; and therefore preserves the natural limestone hills. Currently, a total of six national patents and one international patent of his research have been filed and one national patent has been granted for the green concrete technology. Besides this, he has published over 49 research articles on the subject matter in the international scientific databases such as Scopus and ScienceDirect.

Blended Language Program Evaluation

Blended Language Program Evaluation
Author: Paul Gruba,Mónica S. Cárdenas-Claros,Ruslan Suvorov,Katherine Rick
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN 10: 113751437X
ISBN 13: 9781137514370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blended Language Program Evaluation Book Review:

Advocating an argument-based approach, Blended Language Program Evaluation presents a framework for planning, conducting, and appraising evaluation of blended language learning across three institutional levels, and demonstrates its utility and application in four case studies carried out in diverse international contexts.

Investigating the Effectiveness of Blended Learning Approach and Perceptions of EFL Learners Listening Performance at the Saudi Electronic University

Investigating the Effectiveness of Blended Learning Approach and Perceptions of EFL Learners  Listening Performance at the Saudi Electronic University
Author: Malak Ibraheem Al-Mansour ; supervisor Majid Al-Khataybeh
Publsiher: (Ph.D.)-Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, 2019
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-11-28
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Investigating the Effectiveness of Blended Learning Approach and Perceptions of EFL Learners Listening Performance at the Saudi Electronic University Book Review:

Abstract This study focuses on the use of the blended learning approach in the Saudi EFL context, investigating the advantages and disadvantages of its application in Saudi Electronic University, against a more conventional approach used at Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University. This study also investigates perceptions of students concerning this particular approach. The opinions of instructors are also surveyed in order to identify the challenges and obstacles that they have found in employing it. The study also examines possible differences in performance by comparing five colleges where the approach has been used. For this purpose, 475 students and 12 instructors participated in this study who were studying or working in either SEU or Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University during the first semester of the academic year 1439/1440 from Riyadh female campus. The findings indicated that the students’ results are better using the blended learning approach in their listening performance, also there is a statistically significant difference in the students’ satisfaction in the listening course between the conventional method which is used at Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University and the blended learning approach at Saudi Electronic University in favor of blended learning approach at the SEU, and there is a strongly statistically significant difference in students’listening performance between colleges in favour of college of science and theoretical studies. Finally, the study suggests that further research should be conducted on the use BL in teaching other language skills such as, reading, speaking and writing. Key words: Blended learning, listening performance, Saudi Electronic University

Transcultural Blended Learning and Teaching in Postsecondary Education

Transcultural Blended Learning and Teaching in Postsecondary Education
Author: Jean Francois, Emmanuel
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-08-31
ISBN 10: 1466620153
ISBN 13: 9781466620155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transcultural Blended Learning and Teaching in Postsecondary Education Book Review:

Schedule constraints and other complicating factors can make face-to-face educational methods inadequate to the needs of learners. Thus, blended learning has emerged as a compromise that reconciles the need for high-tech and high-touch learning and teaching interactions. Transcultural Blended Learning and Teaching in Postsecondary Education educates readers across nations and cultures and strengthens their understanding of theories, models, research, applications, best practices, and emerging issues related to blended learning and teaching through a holistic and transcultural perspective. This research volume serves as a valued resource for faculty, administrators, and leaders in postsecondary institutions to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate blended learning programs and courses. It also provides researchers with the latest research in transcultural blended learning and teaching theories, findings, best practices, and emerging trends.

Cases on Active Blended Learning in Higher Education

Cases on Active Blended Learning in Higher Education
Author: Padilla Rodriguez, Brenda Cecilia,Armellini, Alejandro
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2021-02-12
ISBN 10: 1799878589
ISBN 13: 9781799878582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cases on Active Blended Learning in Higher Education Book Review:

Active blended learning (ABL) is a pedagogical approach that combines sensemaking activities with focused interactions in appropriate learning settings. ABL has become a great learning tool as it is easily accessible online, with digitally rich environments, close peer and tutor interactions, and accommodations per individual learner needs. It encompasses a variety of concepts, methods, and techniques, such as collaborative learning, experiential learning, problem-based learning, team-based learning, and flipped classrooms. ABL is a tool used by educators to develop learner autonomy, engaging students in knowledge construction, reflection, and critique. In the current educational climate, there is a strong case for the implementation of ABL. Cases on Active Blended Learning in Higher Education explores strategies and methods to implement ABL in higher education. It will provide insights into teaching practice by describing the experiences and reflections of academics from around the world. The chapters analyze enablers, barriers to engagement, outcomes, implications, and recommendations to benefit from ABL in different contexts, as well as associated concepts and models. While highlighting topics such as personalized university courses, remote service learning, team-based learning, and universal design, this book is ideal for in-service and preservice teachers, administrators, instructional designers, teacher educators, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in pedagogical approaches aligned to ABL and how this works in higher education institutions.

Teaching Large Online and Blended Classes

Teaching Large Online and Blended Classes
Author: Selma Koc,Marius Boboc
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2022-04-01
ISBN 10: 164802680X
ISBN 13: 9781648026805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Large Online and Blended Classes Book Review:

As the demand for online learning grows, designing and managing large classes in online and blended learning environments can be challenging for faculty. This book aims to provide practical assistance to higher education faculty who teach large online or blended classes. The authors who contributed to the book include higher education faculty, instructional designers, facilitators in providing faculty development and researchers with years of experience and understanding as well as interest in improving the effectiveness of large online classes. They share their experiences in designing and delivering active, engaging, collaborative teaching and learning by using innovative technology tools and instructional strategies. We hope that this book adds to the relevant literature by continuing conversations started before the COVID-19 pandemic but brought to the fore by it. Moving forward, it is our intent to provide readers with examples of how instructors around the world adapted to the new reality of teaching online since early 2020. Distilling what has worked and why from areas that require further analysis would benefit us all by identifying strategies, structures, support services, and policies that could augment online education, with a particular focus on large virtual classes.

Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments

Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments
Author: Charles D. Dziuban,Anthony G. Picciano,Charles R. Graham,Patsy D. Moskal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-07-24
ISBN 10: 1317804996
ISBN 13: 9781317804994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments Book Review:

Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments examines various perspectives, issues, and methods for conducting research in online and blended learning environments. The book provides in-depth examinations of the perspectives and issues that anyone considering research in online or blended learning will find insightful as they plan their own inquiries. Grounded in educational research theory, this is invaluable to both the serious researcher as well as the occasional evaluator. Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments provides comprehensive, useful information on research paradigms, methodologies, and methods that should be considered in designing and conducting studies in this area. Examples of the most respected research in the field enhance each chapter’s presentation.

Blissfully Blended Bullshit

Blissfully Blended Bullshit
Author: Rebecca Eckler
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-05-25
ISBN 10: 1459743946
ISBN 13: 9781459743946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blissfully Blended Bullshit Book Review:

Lighthearted, yet brutally honest and often hilarious, Blissfully Blended Bullshit is a unique memoir chronicling the life of Rebecca Eckler’s family as they try to navigate their roles in their chaotic new world.

Blended Learning in Engineering Education

Blended Learning in Engineering Education
Author: Ataur Rahman,Vojislav Ilic
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 1351677241
ISBN 13: 9781351677240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blended Learning in Engineering Education Book Review:

Blended Learning combines the conventional face-to-face course delivery with an online component. The synergetic effect of the two modalities has proved to be of superior didactic value to each modality on its own. The highly improved interaction it offers to students, as well as direct accessibility to the lecturer, adds to the hitherto unparalleled learning outcomes. "Blended Learning in Engineering Education: Recent Developments in Curriculum, Assessment and Practice" highlights current trends in Engineering Education involving face-to-face and online curriculum delivery. This book will be especially useful to lecturers and postgraduate/undergraduate students as well as university administrators who would like to not only get an up-to-date overview of contemporary developments in this field, but also help enhance academic performance at all levels.