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Capacity-building in nonprofit organizations : Is there a blended learning paradigm for the sector?

Cole, M. T. and Garner, B. J. 2011, Capacity-building in nonprofit organizations : Is there a blended learning paradigm for the sector?. In Luo, Xiangfeng, Cao, Yiwei, Yang, Bo, Liu, Jianxun and Ye, Feiyue (ed), New horizons in web-based learning - ICWL 2010 workshops : ICWL 2010 workshops: STEG, CICW, WGLBWS, and IWAKDEWL, Shanghai, China, December 7-11, 2010 : revised selected papers, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp.276-290, doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-20539-2_30.

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Title Capacity-building in nonprofit organizations : Is there a blended learning paradigm for the sector?
Author(s) Cole, M. T.
Garner, B. J.
Title of book New horizons in web-based learning - ICWL 2010 workshops : ICWL 2010 workshops: STEG, CICW, WGLBWS, and IWAKDEWL, Shanghai, China, December 7-11, 2010 : revised selected papers
Editor(s) Luo, Xiangfeng
Cao, Yiwei
Yang, Bo
Liu, Jianxun
Ye, Feiyue
Publication date 2011
Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; v.6537
Chapter number 30
Total chapters 35
Start page 276
End page 290
Total pages 15
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Berlin, Germany
Keyword(s) Blended learning
capacity-building
innovation
nonprofit sector
Summary Blended learning models are widely-used, successful training vehicles for e-learning and workplace training, in corporate as well as higher education environments. Increasingly, Web 2.0 applications, imbedded within blended learning models, are being recognized for their utility in these settings. Concern for the sustainability and relevance of nonprofit organizations has sharpened the interest in building effective capacity-building models for the sector. Can Web 2.0 technologies enhance capacity-building models in the Third Sector? Because blended learning is a remarkably adaptable and fluid model, its potential for transforming capacity-building models in the nonprofit sector is thought to be significant. This paper introduces the concept of transformational approaches to capacity-building and asks if blended learning paradigms that incorporate interactive next-generation technologies might strike a responsive chord in the sector. The authors present research to date on blended learning and capacity-building to lay the foundation for the introduction of one blended learning model for training and education in the nonprofit sector. While the authors suggest that blended learning, as it is evolving, is the key to driving innovation in capacity-building models, they recognize that tailoring blended learning to the audience is critical in achieving success. It is suggested that for optimal results, capacity-building efforts should be built on holistic approaches to the integration of individual self-actualization goals with mechanisms for organizational and sector empowerment, using the technologies imbedded with blended learning. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.
ISBN 3642205380
9783642205385
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-20539-2_30
Field of Research 080309 Software Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
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