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ERIC Number: EJ1102855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Applying a Hybrid Model: Can It Enhance Student Learning Outcomes?
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v17 Nov 2015
There has been a marked increase in the use of online learning over the past decade. There remains conflict in the current body of research on the efficacy of online versus face to face learning in these environments. One resolution of these issues is the hybrid learning option which is a combination of face-to-face classroom instruction with asynchronous online elements. The hybrid option has been gaining in popularity as it is capable of combining the advantages of traditional face-to-face and online learning environments. In this paper, we seek to evaluate the effectiveness of hybrid instructional programs by comparing the use of hybrid learning against traditional classroom instruction. End of term grades are used to measure student retention of course material and are compared across the two groups. We find that the final grades for the students in the hybrid situation were significantly greater than those earned in the traditional format, all other aspects of the course remaining the same.
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Grades (Scholastic), Retention (Psychology), Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Grade Point Average
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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