Evaluating blended learning: the missing dimension

Ryder, Sandy, Greenwood, Anthony and Mazohl, Peter (2015) Evaluating blended learning: the missing dimension. In: Inspire: sharing great practice in social science teaching and learning, 3-4 December 2015, Manchester. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In a previous paper, the authors found that a group of non-traditional undergraduate students taking a multi-experience blended learning course used the facilitated VLE as a static library but decided amongst themselves to use Facebook for the dynamic interactive work that caused their learning to take place. This raised quality assurance concerns. As the unfacilitated use of social media extends across students’ academic as well as social lives, the academic community needs a response that encompasses students’ lives without undermining institutions’ abilities to demonstrate that quality assurance standards have been met. Adapting VLEs to strengthen their social media credentials may be one way forward but this would require an evidence base before significant resources were committed to a particular approach. This paper aims to make a contribution to the evidence base.

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Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences > Business
Depositing User: Anthony Greenwood
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2015 10:04
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 22:35
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1937

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