Virtual Reality or Virtually Real : Blended Teaching and Learning in a Master's Level Research Methods Class
Lidstone, John & Shield, Paul (2010) Virtual Reality or Virtually Real : Blended Teaching and Learning in a Master's Level Research Methods Class. In Inoue, Yukiko (Ed.) Cases on Online and Blended Learning Technologies in Higher Education : Concepts and Practices. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 91-111.
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This paper examines the enabling effect of using blended learning and synchronous internet mediated communication technologies to improve learning and develop a Sense of Community (SOC) in a group of post graduate students consisting of a mix of on-campus and off campus students. Both quantitative and qualitative data collected over a number of years supports the assertion that the blended learning environment enhanced both teaching and learning. The development of a SOC was pivotal to the success of the blended approach when working with geographically isolated groups within a single learning environment.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Blended learning, e-learning, learning community, sense of community, Information Communication Technology, John Lidstone|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 IGI Global|
|Deposited On:||17 Mar 2009 03:30|
|Last Modified:||14 Dec 2015 06:25|
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