Blended Learning and the Global South
Virtual Exchanges in Higher Education
This volume collects a series of theoretical and practical interventions in the area of blended learning globally. It aims to present pedagogues working in higher education contexts in the developing world with models of successful blended learning initiatives designed and implemented by committed educators working with student bodies characterised by unequal access to technology and connectivity. The twelve individual chapters of this volume are an invaluable practical resource for educators but when taken as a whole the collection provides a counter to commonplace beliefs about blended learning originating within the institutions of wealthy countries. It offers theoretical, material and socially grounded currents for thinking about the place of blended learning in the Global South and is a work of resistance to pedagogical epistemologies with ‘first world’ and neoliberal biases.
Keywords: Game-based learning. E-portfolios. Digital portfolios. Educational change. Digital stories. Intercultural citizenship. Online learning. E-learning. Deep reading. Just-in-time teaching. Distance learning. Online. Blended learning. Italian. Reflective teaching. Oppressed. Higher education. Peerinstruction. Intercultural competence. French foreign language. Gamification. Instructional design. eTandem. Flipped classroom. English literature. Students. Virtual learning environments. Digital. Learning management systems. Institutional culture. Reciprocal peer learning. Second language acquisition. Global citizenship. Computer assisted language learning. Teaching. Translation. Language learning. Pedagogy. Italian as a second language. Reading postures. Email. Humanities. Intercultural encounters. Foreign language teaching. Virtual exchange. Pre-service teachers. Student-centred learning. Peer-centred cycle. Formative assessment. Computer assisted instruction. Telecollaboration. Video game-based learning. Active citizenship. Gender equality. Text-writing. Literary analysis. Digital educational Technology.
Language: enISBN (ebook): 978-88-6969-529-2