"First in Line". Student Assessments of Pioneering Examples of Blended Learning
"First in Line". Student Assessments of Pioneering Examples of Blended Learning

Author(s): Roderick Flynn
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Higher Education
Published by: European Distance and E-Learning Network
Keywords: Assessment and evaluation; Institutional case study; Institutional innovation and development, case study; Learning innovation; Online learning environments and platforms

Summary/Abstract: This paper presents a study of how a cohort of students respond when they encounter a single module delivered via a blended/flipped learning approach at a point when the rest of their learning occurs in more traditional face-to-face learning environments. The study is based on a case study at the School of Communications, Dublin City University where the author has pioneered online delivery of module content blended with F2F moderation of small-scale seminar sessions based on the online content. The paper introduces the practical difficulties – for both tutor and student – of “being first” in the sense of creating course content and learning to interpret/process content delivered in a non-traditional fashion.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 516-519
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: English