11 avril 2016

Sense of community in a blended technology integration course: A design-based research study

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis design-based research study explored whether sense of community was maintained while flexibility in the course was increased through an adoption of a unique blended learning model. Data collected in this study show a significant drop in the sense of connectedness score from a mean of 50.8 out of 66 to a mean of 39.68 in the first iteration. The score then began to gradually increase, reaching 50.65 in the third iteration. More...

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06 avril 2016

Exploring intensive longitudinal measures of student engagement in blended learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn this exploratory study we used an intensive longitudinal approach to measure student engagement in a blended educational technology course, collecting both self-report and observational data.  The self-report measure included a simple survey of Likert-scale and open-ended questions given repeatedly during the semester. More...

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Teaching the disembodied: Othering and activity systems in a blended synchronous learning situation

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis study examines what happens when online and campus students participate in real time in the same campus classroom. Before this study, postgraduate students studying online in a course intended primarily as professional development for language educators were taking the course through reading the course literature including assigned articles, writing reflective texts in the asynchronous forum and doing the course assignments. More...

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Ce qui fait évoluer le blended learning

http://www.focusrh.com/squelettes/images/logo_footer.jpgPar Michel Diaz. Blended learning… L’expression s’est imposée dans le champ de la formation. D’autres sont apparues - formation mixte, hybride, ubiquitaire… - sans pouvoir la remplacer. Il ne faut pourtant pas s’y tromper : le blended learning a beaucoup évolué ces dernières années, même si les entreprises en ont encore une vision conservatrice. Voir l'article...

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04 avril 2016

Examining the impact of video feedback on instructor social presence in blended courses

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis mixed method research examined instructors’ use of video feedback and its impact on instructor social presence in 12 blended sections of three preservice educational technology courses. An independent samples t-test was conducted and found no significant difference in perceptions of instructor social presence between students who received video feedback (M = 5.77, SD = 0.85) and those who received text (M = 5.62, SD = 0.75); t(178) = 1.23, p = 0.22. More...

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Is blended e-learning as measured by an achievement test and self-assessment better than traditional classroom learning?

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe purpose of this study is to examine the effects of blended e-learning on electrical machinery performance (achievement test and self-assessment). Participants were two classes of 11th graders majoring in electrical engineering and taking the electrical machinery class at a vocational high school in Taiwan. More...

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Blending online asynchronous and synchronous learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn this article I will share a qualitative self-study about a 15-week blended 100% online graduate level course facilitated through synchronous meetings on Blackboard Collaborate and asynchronous discussions on Blackboard. I taught the course at the University of Tennessee (UT) during the spring 2012 semester and the course topic was online learning environments. More...

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31 mars 2016

Blended learning options rise at medical schools

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. When Phil Koehler completed his pediatrics​ rotation as a third-year student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, the in-person clinical training wasn't the only requirement. More...

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27 mars 2016

Blended Learning Helps Students at Different Cognitive Levels

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. What is the best way to meet today’s students “in the middle?” Kids today are more tech-savvy than ever before, and teachers are struggling to make sure that every student is educated according to their needs. More...

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15 mars 2016

Creating a sustainable online instructor observation system: A case study highlighting flaws when blending mentoring

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningQuality and accountability mandates require institutions to monitor online instruction in a uniform and complete manner. In many institutions, instructor training is sparse and faculty evaluation occurs only through end-of-course student evaluations that may or may not yield adequate information on how the instructor performs online. More...

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