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Interactive and collaborative blended learning for undergraduates

Jefferies, Mike and Watson, Kate, ESCalate (Education Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy), corp creator. (2006) Interactive and collaborative blended learning for undergraduates.

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Abstract

This is an ESCalate research project from 2008 led by the University of Exeter. The aim of this project was to investigate ways of using new technologies for collaborative online learning in a blended learning context. A variety of interactive online learning tasks and e-learning tools such as wikis, discussion forums and concept maps were used for both independent learning and assessment purposes. The research was intended to show whether a more flexible approach to the use of these new technologies could promote engagement and raise the perceived quality of the learning experience of students leading to an improved e-learning confidence for the undergraduate group with better participation in online critical discussion and collaborative work. An additional outcome was the development of online tutoring skills for tutors and the opportunity to trial a range of blended learning materials and methodologies. The project involved 92 first year undergraduates from Education Studies and Childhood and Youth Studies degree programmes following a newly constructed blended learning module

Item Type: Document from Web
Variant Title: ESCalate final report
Publisher: ESCalate
Uncontrolled Keywords: Classroom management,Educational strategies,Teaching and research
Depositing User: escalate
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2011 10:16
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2012 09:14
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/13057
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