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2012

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Blended learning

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Exploring Adult Risk Propensity And Academic Risk-Taking Within The Online Learning Environment, Linda E. Robinson, Alexandra Bell Jun 2012

Exploring Adult Risk Propensity And Academic Risk-Taking Within The Online Learning Environment, Linda E. Robinson, Alexandra Bell

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper presents a portion of the findings from a larger study of factors related to academic risk-taking behaviors among a group of preservice teachers in the online component of a blended-format course. We describe our study findings and implications specific for the variable of risk propensity and its relationship with academic risk-taking behavior. A synthesis of our findings with the works of other researchers provides the groundwork for exploring factors that instructors can consider in designing learning environments that support academic risk-taking, particularly in online environments. Keywords: academic risk-taking, online learning, risk propensity, blended learning.