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ERIC Number: EJ1046458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
A Holistic Model for Blended Learning
Saghafi, Mahmoud Reza; Franz, Jill; Crowther, Philip
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v25 n4 p531-549 Oct 2014
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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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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