A holistic model for blended learning

Saghafi, Mahmoud Reza, Franz, Jill M., & Crowther, Philip (2014) A holistic model for blended learning. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 25(4), pp. 531-549.

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Abstract

While the studio environment has been promoted as an ideal educational setting for project-based disciplines, few qualitative studies have been undertaken in a comprehensive way (Bose, 2007). This study responds to this need by adopting Grounded Theory methodology in a qualitative comparative approach. The research aims to explore the limitations and benefits of a face-to-face (f2f) design studio as well as a virtual design studio (VDS) as experienced by architecture students and educators at an Australian university in order to find the optimal combination for a blended environment to maximize learning. The main outcome is a holistic multidimensional blended model being sufficiently flexible to adapt to various setting, in the process, facilitating constructivist learning through self-determination, self-management, and personalization of the learning environment.

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ID Code: 79150
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: design, studio, architecture, education, blended, HERN
ISSN: 1093-023X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Mahmoud Reza Saghafi; Jill Franz; Philip Crowther
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2014 22:44
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 05:35

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