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Virtual reality or virtually real : blended teaching and learning in a Master's level research methods class

Lidstone, John & Shield, Paul G. (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. Information Science Reference (IGI Global), Hershey, Philadelphia, pp. 91-111.

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    Abstract

    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: 28966
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: Blended learning, On-line teaching and learning, Sense of community, Internet mediated communication, Post graduate teaching and learning, Distance Education, Synchronous internet mediated teaching and learning, HERN
    ISBN: 160566880X
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
    Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
    Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
    Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
    Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
    Deposited On: 30 Nov 2009 15:20
    Last Modified: 28 Mar 2013 18:55

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