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ERIC Number: EJ881366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1537-2456
An Investigation on Individual Students' Perceptions of Interest Utilizing a Blended Learning Approach
Shroff, Ronnie H.; Vogel, Douglas R.
International Journal on E-Learning, v9 n2 p279-294 Apr 2010
Research has established that individual student interest has a positive effect on learning and academic achievement. However, little is known about the impact of a blended learning approach on individual student interest and whether combinations of online and face-to-face learning activities significantly enhance student interest. This paper assesses the effect of blended learning on perceived individual student interest, utilizing a blend of online and face-to-face discussions. The study employed a quasi-experimental design consisting of two different treatment groups, online discussions versus face-to-face discussions. Data were analyzed using the t-test technique. Results from the study suggest that there was no statistical difference in subjects' perception of interest in both the online and face-to-face discussions. However, from observation, subjects in the online discussions were eager to engage in textual dialogue and therefore, participated more in the discussions compared to the face-to-face discussions. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong