Blended learning : meeting the needs of distance education students

Lucey, Daniel Joseph (2014) Blended learning : meeting the needs of distance education students. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis involved research into the barriers and enablers that existed for a cohort of mature-aged education support students engaging with blended learning through distance education. The findings that emerged from this research indicated that a flexible model of blended learning is possible in this context. The findings shed light on the experiences of novice technology users' participation in blended learning. The study highlighted the significance of factors such as isolation, technology, communication, connectivity, prior learning, and the growth of self-efficacy that influenced learner engagement.

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ID Code: 78068
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Saggers, Beth, Adie, Lenore, & Carrington, Suzanne
Keywords: blended learning, distance education, e-learning, emergent constructivism, instructional design, mature-aged students, case study, novice learners, vocational education and training
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2014 00:11
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 05:56

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