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ERIC Number: EJ993194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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Translating Knowledge through Blended Learning: A Comparative Analysis of Face-to-Face and Blended Learning Methods
Golden, Thomas P.; Karpur, Arun
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, v26 n4 p305-314 2012
This study is a comparative analysis of the impact of traditional face-to-face training contrasted with a blended learning approach, as it relates to improving skills, knowledge and attitudes for enhancing practices for achieving improved employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. The study included two intervention groups: one participated exclusively in a half-day traditional face-to-face training program entitled Disability is Diversity; the other participated in both the traditional program and also accessed a series of additional online tutorials to reinforce knowledge translation. The pre-/post-analysis of participants indicated a statistically significant increase in knowledge and intentions of improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities across both groups. A six-month post-training follow-up provided important details about the continued impact of training on improving employment for individuals with disabilities. Specifically, participants who participated in the blended learning model were more likely to advocate the use of leading practices compared to those who attended only the traditional program. Thus, use of a blended learning model appears to increase capacity building of practicing professionals as they approach employment issues for people with disabilities as an issue of diversity, leading toward improved employment outcomes. (Contains 4 figures and 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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