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ERIC Number: EJ1125568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
Variability in University Students' Use of Technology: An "Approaches to Learning" Perspective
Mimirinis, Mike
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v27 n4 p317-338 Oct 2016
This study reports the results of a cross-case study analysis of how students' approaches to learning are demonstrated in blended learning environments. It was initially propositioned that approaches to learning as key determinants of the quality of student learning outcomes are demonstrated specifically in how students utilise technology in blended learning contexts. Three case studies were conducted in a teaching-focused university and the findings of each case were examined across the case studies to determine their relatability. Prominent themes from the cases showed that a deep approach can be consistent with an intentionally selective use of facilities within the online environment. Similarly, a strategic approach can also be consistent with overall higher levels of online activity. Conclusions highlight that approaches to learning within a blended learning context are dependent on the level and the quality of the face-to-face as well as online instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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