Rosen, D., Vanek, J. The What, Why, Who and How of Blended Learning for Adult Basic Skills Learners. New York, New Readers Press, 2020.
This publication offers a practical and Clear Language guide to the implementation of a Blended Learning model in adult education programs. The guide is addressed to educators, program coordinators and curriculum developers. The guide was developed in the United States where adult basic education programs include language programs for immigrants, e.g., ESL, ESOL and ELL. There are specific examples for blended language learning throughout the guide.
This useful guide is divided into 9 sections:
Introduction – a general description of the contents.
What is blended learning? – a definition and explanation of blended learning in the context of adult learning.
Why use a blended learning approach? – a comprehensive discussion and explanation of the features and benefits of blended learning.
Getting Started – a clear explanation of the issues to be considered when planning the implementation of a blended learning approach.
What does blended learning look like – a set of case studies from a range of programs in the U.S., describing the experiences of instructors and learning in working with blended learning.
What online resources work with blended learning? – strategies to locate and use online resources in a blended learning environment.
What are some common challenges in implementing blended learning? – a discussion, based on interactions with instructors and observation of blended learning in adult learning settings, of the challenges faced by instructors, coordinators and learners in implementing blended learning.
Conclusion – a short summary of the contents of the guide.
Appendices – lists of online resources for further reading and exploration.
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