Blending at Small Colleges: Challenges and Solutions

Ying-Hsiu Liu, Mark Tourtellott

Abstract


The implementation of blended accelerated learning programs or courses requires a systematic approach, not just the addition of new technologies. Small colleges face challenges when they move toward blended learning because of already-constrained resources. In this article, we will survey issues faced by small colleges in moving to blended learning, document a case on how a small private college (student enrollment less than 3,000) implemented a blended accelerated learning program, and recommendations for small colleges looking to move toward a similar direction.

Keywords


Small Liberal Arts Colleges, Blended Learning, Accelerated Learning, Adult Education, Institutional Goals, Change Management, For-Profit Universities



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v15i1.191