“Effective Blended Learning for Development – Harnessing the Power of the Global Development Learning Network”
What is blended learning? GDLN programs incorporate videoconference and other technologies, “blending” them to increase effectiveness, adding new dimensions not found in traditional face-to-face events. This comprehensive guide gives you all the information you need to conduct blended learning sessions using the GDLN. Basic concepts, terminologies, program design and implementation are covered in 9 short papers which are compiled into one accessible “Binder”.
The authors, Tokyo Development Learning Center Senior Distance Learning Specialist Jiping Zhang and Consultant Charles Maguire have drawn widely from the rich experience of the GDLN, spanning over 80 countries, incorporating real-life examples illustrating innovative uses of the network.
The Binder is organized in three parts. Part 1 (papers 1&2) gives an overview of learning, development, and the role of information and communication technology. Part 2 (papers 3-6) examines blended learning and the delivery of programs through the GDLN. Part 3 (papers 7-9) describes techniques and procedures used in designing blended learning programs for the GDLN. Papers can be selected and used independently or in various combinations depending on the users’ interests and needs.