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Reflections on the use of blended learning

Heinze, A and Procter, CT 2004, Reflections on the use of blended learning , in: Education in a Changing Environment, 13-14 September 2004, University of Salford, UK.

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Abstract

This paper reflects upon the experience of the delivery of a program at the University of Salford using blended learning. Facilitated by action research, it reports on the lessons learnt since the paper by Procter “Blended Learning in Practice”(Procter, 2003). Within the first cycle of action research we captured staff and students’ opinions regarding the program, these are discussed in this paper. A number of lessons and conclusions are drawn, in particular, we argue for the need for theoretical underpinning and that Laurillard’s Conversational Framework (Laurillard, 1993)is a valuable tool for blended learning, leading us to test the theory in practice over the coming two years. One of the main findings is the importance of transparent communication on a blended learning course.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 0902896806
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA076 Computer software
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Centre for Digital Business
Publisher: University of Salford, Salford
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: Dr Aleksej Heinze
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2009 16:35
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:55
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1658

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