Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook, which is freely available for download from: http://blendsync.org/handbook . “The Handbook includes a Blended Synchronous Learning Design Framework that offers pedagogical, technological, and logistical recommendations for teachers attempting to design and implement blended synchronous learning lessons (see Chapter 14). It also includes a Rich-Media Synchronous Technology Capabilities Framework to support the selection of technologies for different types of learning activities (see Chapter 4), as well as a review of relevant literature, a summary of the Blended Synchronous Learning Scoping Study results, detailed reports of each of the seven case studies, and a cross-case analysis.”
Bower, M., Dalgarno, B., Kennedy, G. E., Lee, M. J. W., & Kenney, J. (2015). Design and implementation factors in blended synchronous learning environments: Outcomes from a cross-case analysis. Computers & Education, 86(August), 1-17. [Available open access at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2015.03.006]
Bower, M., Kenney, J., Dalgarno, B., Lee, M. J., & Kennedy, G. E. (2014). Patterns and principles for blended synchronous learning: Engaging remote and face-to-face learners in rich-media real-time collaborative activities. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 30(3), 261-272. [Available open access at http://ascilite.org.au/ajet/submission/index.php/AJET/article/view/1697]
Bower, M., Kenney, J., Dalgarno, B., Lee, M.J.W. & Kennedy, G.E. (2013). Blended synchronous learning: Patterns and principles for simultaneously engaging co-located and distributed learners. In H. Carter, M. Gosper and J. Hedberg (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th ASCILITE Conference. Sydney, Australia, 1st-4th December 2013. Available at: http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/sydney13/program/papers/Bower.pdf [Received the Best Paper Award at ASCILITE2013]
Bower, M., Kennedy, G. E., Dalgarno, B. Lee, M. J. W., Kenney, J., & de Barba, P. (2012). Use of media-rich real-time collaboration tools for learning and teaching in Australian and New Zealand universities. Proceedings of the 29th ASCILITE Conference. Wellington, New Zealand, 25-28th November 2012. Available at: http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/wellington12/2012/images/custom/bower%2c_matt_-_use_of_media.pdf [Nominated for Best Paper Award at ASCILITE2012]
Bower, M., Kennedy, G.E., Dalgarno, B., & Lee, M.J.W. (2011). Uniting on-campus and distributed learners through media-rich synchronous tools: A national project. Proceedings of the 28th ASCILITE Conference (pp. 150-155). Wrest Point Casino, Hobart, Australia, 4-7 December 2011. [View the presentation http://webconf.ltc.mq.edu.au/p23165390/]. [View the paper http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/hobart11/downloads/papers/Bower-concise.pdf]
Selected Presentations (also see workshops)
Bower, M., Kennedy, G. E., Dalgarno, B., Lee, M. J. W., & Kenney, J. (2013). BlendSync Webinar 4: The final phase (online webinar), 6th December, 2013. Recording available at https://webconf.ltc.mq.edu.au/p44itzqcppj.
Bower, M., Kennedy, G. E., Dalgarno, B., Lee, M. J. W., & Kenney, J. (2013). BlendSync Webinar 3: Experiences from the virtual field (online webinar), 25th July, 2013. Recording available at http://bit.ly/blendsyncw3recording.
Bower, M., Kennedy, G. E., Dalgarno, B., Lee, M. J. W., & Kenney, J. (2013). The second Blended Synchronous Learning Collaborator Network meeting (online presentation), 3rd April, 2013. Recording available at http://bit.ly/blendsyncw2recording.
Bower, M., Kennedy, G. E., Dalgarno, B., Lee, M. J. W., & Kenney, J. (2012). The inaugural Blended Synchronous Learning Collaborator Network meeting (online presentation), 3rd April, 2012. Recording available at http://webconf.ltc.mq.edu.au/p5cty6cn187/.