Handbook

The Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook is the primary output of the Blended Synchronous Learning Project. It includes the summative findings of the Blended Synchronous Learning case studies, a Blended Synchronous Learning Design Framework, and a range of other resources and information to support blended synchronous learning design research and practice.

The Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook can be downloaded from here (4.77 MB).

Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1: Overview
  • Chapter 2: Background Literature and Context
  • Chapter 3: The Blended Synchronous Learning Scoping Study
  • Chapter 4: Rich-Media Synchronous Learning Technology Capabilities
  • Chapter 5: Overview of Case Study Reports
  • Chapter 6: Case Study 1 – Web Conferencing to Develop Investment Understanding
  • Chapter 7: Case Study 2 – Room-based Video Conferencing to Develop Understanding of Healthcare Quality Improvement Approaches
  • Chapter 8: Case Study 3 – Web Conferencing to Support Microscopic Tissue Analysis
  • Chapter 9: Case Study 4 – Web Conferencing For Participation in Statistics Tutorials
  • Chapter 10: Case Study 5 – Virtual Worlds to Facilitate Chinese Language Learning
  • Chapter 11: Case Study 6 – Web Conferencing to Enable Presence in Sexology
  • Chapter 12: Case Study 7 – Virtual Worlds For Teacher Education
  • Chapter 13: Cross Case Analysis
  • Chapter 14: Recommendations and Future Directions