The book provides a professional learning framework that can be used to implement blended learning technologies such as PebblePad, in Higher Education in an authentic way. It offers a set of learning principles to inform the design of learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). These principles, coupled with a range of PebblePad initiatives and case studies across STEM disciplines, provide a rich suite of resources to support educators to adopt or adapt them to their own context. We think the book is unique in that it provides a snapshot of one university (Griffith University) and one implementation of a new technology (PebblePad) within a STEM context. It documents the “grass roots” initiatives of STEM practitioners and the blended learning designs that have organically grown throughout this process.
The Blended Learning Designs in STEM Higher Education is edited by Christopher N. Allan, Dr. Chris Campbell and Julie Crough from Griffith University.
References and Resources
Blended Learning Designs in STEM Higher Education: Putting Learning First
Leveraging educational technology to enhance career confidence
New flight procedures training laboratory for Griffith Aviation
Promoting active learning and equity in a HyFlex course
Using PebblePad as a desgin brief with a first year cohort
Using PebblePad to collect evidence of learning
Supporting science students to be problem solvers, not recipe followers - https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/exlnt/entry/7368/view
Building urban and environmental students' career paths
For more information on the learning and teaching process undertaken within the book, see the Griffith Sciences Blended Learning Model - https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/exlnt/entry/6405/view
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