171.- Converged Learning

«Converged Learning» refers to the strategic blend of face-to-face and online education, as implemented at the New Jersey Institute of Technology by Dr. James Lipuma. This innovative model, termed Converged Education, allows students to engage in classes in-person, remotely, in real-time, or through recorded sessions, ensuring educational access regardless of personal circumstances or learning preferences. The paper details the participatory planning and implementation process that shaped this pioneering approach, contributing significantly to modern educational practices.
First page of a scholarly article titled "Converged Learning: the Spectrum of Technology-Mediated Learning" published in the Brazilian Journal of Business. It features the title in three languages, author details, and sections on abstract, keywords, and resumo.

Exciting Announcement: Publication in the BJB «Converged Learning»

I am thrilled to share our latest publication in the esteemed Brazilian Journal of Business. The paper «Converged Learning: the spectrum of technology-mediated learning,» is a collaboration with distinguished colleague Dr. James Lipuma. It’s an honor to be a part of this paper (Lipuma & Leon, 2024).

Paper Abstract:

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), a four-year polytechnic research university in the United States, utilized a participatory strategic planning process to implement an innovative approach to the delivery modes between face-to-face and online instruction.   NJIT defines the spectrum of online and on-ground instruction integration as Converged Education. This spectrum allows students to participate face-to-face, join remotely through real-time video conferencing technology (synchronously), or watch classroom instruction asynchronously. The article opens with a general background of NJIT’s approach to the new idea of converged instructional delivery.  Then, the process of defining and clarifying the terms and conceptions of the various modes to be adopted is presented.  Finally, the resulting implementation of the new policy and its reflection on course offerings is shown and discussed.

Keywords:

Digital  learning,  Converged,  Hyflex,  Course  development,  Instructional  design,  Strategic planning.

Presented at:

15th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, IMSCI 2021 (Lipuma & Yáñez León, 2021)

Read Our Paper

You can access our paper in the Brazilian Journal of Business, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 1-11, 2024. Read here

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to acknowledge the support of Sandy Chang and Cynthia Shafer for their unconditional support.
Disclosure statement
No conflict of interest pertains to the research presented above.
ORCID

James Lipuma https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9778-3843

Cristo Leon https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0930-0179

Copyright

All rights reserved 2023 Brazilian Journals Publicações de Periódicos e Editora Ltda

Sources

Lipuma, J., & Leon, C. (2024). Converged Learning: The spectrum of technology-mediated learning [BJB]. Brazilian Journal of Business, 6(2), 1–11. /Research/Education. https://doi.org/10.34140/bjbv6n2-007

Lipuma, J., & Yáñez León, C. E. (2021). Converged Learning: The spectrum of technology-mediated learning [Conference paper]. Proceedings of the 15th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics: IMSCI 2021, 82–87. /Research/Education. https://www.iiis.org/CDs2021/CD2021Summer/PapersH1.htm#/

Citation

When citing this paper, use this format:

Lipuma, J., & Leon, C. (2024). Converged Learning: The spectrum of technology-mediated learning [BJB]. Brazilian Journal of Business, 6(2), 1–11. /Research/Education. https://doi.org/10.34140/bjbv6n2-007