University students' perspective on blended learning

Waha, Barbara and Davis, Kate (2014) University students' perspective on blended learning. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 36 2: 172-182. doi:10.1080/1360080X.2014.884677

Author Waha, Barbara
Davis, Kate
Title University students' perspective on blended learning
Journal name Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-9508
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/1360080X.2014.884677
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 36
Issue 2
Start page 172
End page 182
Total pages 11
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Formatted abstract
This research project explored students' perspective of the appropriate mix of online and face-to-face activities in a master's programme in library and information science at an Australian university. Identifying aspects that students evaluate as supportive, challenging and efficient in their learning is important for the design of an appropriate mix in blended learning courses. Twenty-three master's students responded to a questionnaire containing 40 open-ended and closed questions. Applying both statistical and content analysis provides a deeper understanding of students' responses. Students like the flexibility and the convenience of online learning, but also the possibilities that derive from face-to-face interaction with teachers and peers for building personal learning networks. Students expect equal quality from all forms of learning delivery and were critical of the quality of online participation and lecture recordings. Blended learning is an approach that supports a range of learning styles and life styles.
Keyword Blended learning
Learning delivery
Students' experience
Students' motivation
Students' perception
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: University of Queensland Library Staff Publications and Presentations
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