Towards Blended Learning Designs Fostering Adults' Social Capital: What Do Empirical Findings Reveal?

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Abstract

In responding to the ubiquitous presence of information and communication technology (ICT) in the educational landscape, blended learning has been increasingly adopted in adult education. While adult educators and practitioners face challenges due to such pedagogical shifts in instructional design, they are also encouraged to underscore the emancipatory values of adult education to contribute to the global social exclusion combat. Thus, it is of particular significance to examine how different elements of the blended learning design can result in social outcomes for adult learners. By deconstructing the blended learning design into specific online and general supportive factors, the present chapter sheds more light on the question: How does learning in a blended environment contribute to adult learners' social capital? On top of that, practical recommendations for instructors are put forward.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Anthology on Adult Education and the Development of Lifelong Learners
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Chapter17
Pages350-370
Number of pages21
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781799887348
ISBN (Print)9781799885986
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2021

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