Below an annotated bibliography and references around elearning models and blended delivery


community_group_a.jpg WHAT IS THE 'COMMUNITY' IN ACE?

Community is not a simple term nor easy to define. Below is a sample of views on this intensely discussed topic.

A. Two definitions of 'community'
Community is best defined as a network of social relations marked by mutuality and emotional bonds. Thomas Bender. Community and Social Change in America.
A real community need not consist of people who are perpetually together; but it must consist of people, who precisely because they are comrades, have mutual access to one another and are ready for one another. Martin Buber. Paths to Utopia
http://www.ibiblio.org/pjones/VCinlessthanonehour/definitions.html

B. More definitions of 'community'
http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~sg7/eng521spring02/communitydefinitions.html

C. 13 results for: 'community'
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/community


COMMUNITY CAPACITY

Below links on research into the field of ACE capacity.

Bardon, B. (2006) Community Education and the national reform agenda
The vocational training and education system faces a number of complex challenges as it meets the goals of the National Reform Agenda. There will be an increased demand for higher level skills and to provide appropriate training opportunities for unqualified adults. The community education and training sector will play an important role in achieving the outcomes of the reform agenda.

Cavaye, J. 2005. E-learning - Considerations for Community Building.



BLENDED LEARNING RESEARCH


NSW Blended learning Models

Blended Learning is learning which combines online and face-to-face approaches. The material resulted from an ANTA-funded project which set out to investigate blended learning through a series of interviews with teachers. Interviewees were encouraged to reflect on their blending practices and on what they’d learnt along the way. In every case the teachers quoted are out there doing it, exploring how they can take advantage of the possibilities of computers and the Internet. An excellent reserouce for orgnaisation and teachers starting out.

Valiathan, Purnima. 2002. BLended Learning Models

The term blended learning is used to describe a solution that combines several different delivery methods, such as collaboration software, Web-based courses, EPSS, and knowledge management practices. Blended learning also is used to describe learning that mixes various event-based activities, including face-to-face classrooms, live e-learning, and self-paced learning. Unfortunately, there's no single formula that guarantees learning, but here are some guidelines on how to order your learning activities.


Rossett, Allison et al. 2003. Strategies for building Blended Learning.

At a recent conference, a practitioner was overheard saying, “I can see why blending makes sense. But what do I put with what? We have a hundred instructors and e-learning modules. If I put them together, is that a blend? What is a blend and how do I make it work in an organization that prefers a quick fix?”
Those questions and more are tackled here.