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The Blended Learning Journey of the University of Glamorgan

  • Norah Jones
  • Esyin Chew
  • Haydn Blackey
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6837)

Abstract

This paper provides a case study of an institutional journey of enhancing learning and teaching with technology as a catalyst of change. The paper considers one such set of institutional efforts to generate change – at many levels, including pedagogic change – through technology. Such institutional activities have enhanced learning and teaching experiences this is supported by both internal and external evidence. The summary of the journey are drawn from the institutional efforts: (1) Challenge: enhancement than embedding; (2) Celebrate the focus: Pedagogy than technology; (3) Change: student experience-driven change.

Keywords

Blended Learning Technology Enhanced Learning Institutional Framework 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norah Jones
    • 1
  • Esyin Chew
    • 1
  • Haydn Blackey
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)University of GlamorganUnited Kingdom

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