Why Isn’t Everyone Jumping on the Bandwagon? Success and Failure of Teaching and Learning Technologies
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This paper explores the challenges of and resistance to adoption of blended teaching strategies for institutions of higher learning. We review research literature on the effectiveness of introducing new technologies in higher education, and elaborate on the unique features of blended teaching and teachers’ responses to efforts to introduce technology in Israeli institutions of higher education. We discuss whether the term “blended learning” creates a false sense of technological progress and effectiveness, and how educators may be confusing technology’s role as a means rather than as an end.