ERIC Number: EJ1023770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Blended Learning in Design Education: An Analysis of Students' Experiences within the Disciplinary Differences Framework
Pektas, Sule Tasli; Gürel, Meltem Ö.
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, v30 n1 p31-44 2014
Blended learning has already become an indispensable part of education in many fields. However, the majority of existing research on blended learning has assumed homogeneity of disciplines. This study suggests that research highlighting disciplinary effects and differences is much needed to effectively develop courses and tools consonant with the characteristics of each discipline. To help close this research gap, this paper focuses on design education and analyses student experiences in a "blended design studio" that combined the Moodle learning management system, live videoconferencing, and social networking media (Facebook) with traditional face-to-face learning (design studio). Students' perceptions of the methods and tools were elicited through structured and open-ended questions and qualitative variations in responses were categorised. Subsequent quantitative analysis revealed that the characteristics of soft-applied fields require customisation in blended courses and educational system designs in several ways.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Integrated Learning Systems, Videoconferencing, Social Networks, Synchronous Communication, Student Attitudes, Intellectual Disciplines, Design, College Students, Computer Literacy, Likert Scales, Comparative Analysis, Student Surveys, Questionnaires, Mixed Methods Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Ankara)