University students' perspective on blended learning

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

ERA Journal ID19921
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsWaha, Barbara (Author) and Davis, Kate (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of Higher Education Policy and Management
Journal Citation36 (2), pp. 172-182
Number of Pages10
Year2014
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1360-080X
1469-9508
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/1360080X.2014.884677
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1360080X.2014.884677
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.

Keywordsblended learning; design; learning delivery; students' experience; students' motivation; students' perception;
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020461099. Library and information studies not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsQueensland University of Technology
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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