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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ID Code: 18685
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Blended learning, e-learning, learning community, sense of community, Information Communication Technology, John Lidstone
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-880-2.ch006
ISBN: 9781605668802
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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