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Teacher Perceptions Of Blended Learning To Support 21st Century Learners, Nikki Hensley Dec 2020

Teacher Perceptions Of Blended Learning To Support 21st Century Learners, Nikki Hensley

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand teacher perceptions of blended learning as an instructional methodology for addressing the needs of diverse learners. The researcher explored the perceptions of teachers who were participating in an ongoing professional development program within their school district. This program focused on improving teaching and learning through the implementation of a blended learning approach. The researcher examined the experiences of teachers as they learned to adapt pedagogical practices to address the learning needs of 21st century students through blended learning. The researcher sought to gain a better understanding of how teachers perceived that …


Blended-Flipped Classroom Learning For Physics Students With The Topic Of The Photoelectric Effect, Alvama Pattiserlihun, Stephanie Jessy James Setiadi Oct 2020

Blended-Flipped Classroom Learning For Physics Students With The Topic Of The Photoelectric Effect, Alvama Pattiserlihun, Stephanie Jessy James Setiadi

Jurnal Inovasi Pendidikan IPA

Blended-Flipped Classroom Learning is a learning method that combines blended learning with flipped classroom learning. This study aims to: (1). Design and implement Blended-Flipped Classroom Learning with the topic of Photoelectric Effect for Physics and Physics Education students in Modern Physics course; (2). Determine how the effect of Blended-Flipped Classroom Learning on student learning outcomes for the topic of Photoelectric Effect; (3). Determine students' responses toward Blended-Flipped Classroom Learning for the topic of Photoelectric Effect. This research was descriptive and conducted at the Physics and Physics Education Department, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana in the Modern Physics course. From the results …


The Impact Of Blended Learning Upon Mathematics Attitudes And Academic Achievement: An Action Research Study, Aronda Yvette Frazier Oct 2020

The Impact Of Blended Learning Upon Mathematics Attitudes And Academic Achievement: An Action Research Study, Aronda Yvette Frazier

Theses and Dissertations

Negative attitudes toward mathematics can adversely impact student achievement in the subject area. Successful development and implementation of blended learning in high school mathematics has the potential to positively impact student attitudes towards mathematics and towards their ability to do mathematics and their mathematics achievement. Developed out of my concern for the mathematical challenges that my students face, this convergent mix-methods action research study was conducted to determine if blended learning would positively affect my students’ attitudes toward mathematics and their mathematics achievement. Guided by the research questions, ‘What impact does learning have on students’ attitudes towards geometry, specifically two …


Blended Learning's Impact On Student Performance And Engagement In A Middle School Language Arts Classroom, Claire Cole Oct 2020

Blended Learning's Impact On Student Performance And Engagement In A Middle School Language Arts Classroom, Claire Cole

Master's Theses & Capstone Projects

The purpose of this action research project was to determine if blended learning instructional practices enhance students' understanding of the content being studied and increase student engagement in a 7th grade English language arts classroom. The research questions being studied as a result of these purposes include: Is there a positive correlation between using blended learning techniques with middle school students and students' proficiency of the Iowa Core standards? Does using blended learning methods correlate to increased student engagement? Participants of the study were three sections of 7th grade language arts students from the teacher researcher's school district of rural …


6 Models For Blended Synchronous And Asynchronous Online Course Delivery, Heather M. Farmer Aug 2020

6 Models For Blended Synchronous And Asynchronous Online Course Delivery, Heather M. Farmer

Publications and Scholarship

This article proposes six models of blended online course delivery, ranging from a highly supported faculty-guided model to an independent self-paced model.


انماط التعلم السائدة وعلاقاتها بمستوى الرضا عن التعليم المدمج, Manal Al-Bayat, Mohammad Abu Al-Tayeb Jul 2020

انماط التعلم السائدة وعلاقاتها بمستوى الرضا عن التعليم المدمج, Manal Al-Bayat, Mohammad Abu Al-Tayeb

Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Research in Higher Education (مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية (للبحوث في التعليم العالي

This study investigates students’ learning styles and blended learning satisfaction at the School of Physical Education/ University of Jordan, Also, examines the differences in students learning styles and Blended Learning satisfaction according to academic courses. Furthermore, relation between students’ learning styles and their satisfaction of blended learning approach was investigated. A random sample of the study consisted of hundred undergraduate students enrolled in the three courses: sport psychology, recreation and life skills, and teaching methods (n= 41,43.16) respectively. The data was collected using the modified VARK scale and the Blended Learning satisfaction scale. Data was statistically analyzed. Results revealed that …


Blended Learning Showing Gains, Jessica Lynn Becker Jul 2020

Blended Learning Showing Gains, Jessica Lynn Becker

Graduate Teacher Education

In light of what is known about how children learn and the use of technology in society, blended learning is proving to be an effective teaching strategy to improve student academic achievement. Blended learning is a combination of digital technology with face-to-face direct instruction. The purpose of blended learning instruction is to combine the benefits of face-to-face direct instruction with the personalization and collaboration of digital technology. Blended learning comes in many different models that meet the many needs of teachers and school districts. It has succeeded in improving student academic achievement in different subject areas by allowing students to …


The Impact Of Blended Learning On Student Motivation And Achievement In Reading And Writing, Kimberly Eish Tiedemann Jul 2020

The Impact Of Blended Learning On Student Motivation And Achievement In Reading And Writing, Kimberly Eish Tiedemann

Theses and Dissertations

This action research project, based on 15 days of study, examined the impact of blended learning on student engagement and achievement in a high school Reading Seminar classroom. This action research study answered three research questions: 1) What impact do blended learning strategies have on student motivation in a Reading Seminar elective course classroom? 2) How does the implementation of blended learning strategies in a Reading Seminar elective course affect student writing skills? 3) How does the implementation of blended learning strategies in a Reading Seminar elective course affect student reading skills? The participants included 13 high school freshmen in …


Blended Learning And Return To Learn Plan, Erin Lorch Jul 2020

Blended Learning And Return To Learn Plan, Erin Lorch

Master's Theses & Capstone Projects

The purpose of the school improvement project was to determine the importance of blended learning, especially in relationship with the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on schools. An extensive review of literature on blended learning is provided, along with a comprehensive Return to Learn created by a task force from Sheldon High School, a public school located in Northwest Iowa. The task force was made up of leaders and administrators collaborated virtually and created plans for the next school year incorporated blended learning. The review of literature provided current research and potential strategies to implement technology. A comprehensive definition …


Examining The Engagement And Academic Success Of Students In Blended Science Classrooms, Patrisha Rosauer-Hamski Jul 2020

Examining The Engagement And Academic Success Of Students In Blended Science Classrooms, Patrisha Rosauer-Hamski

Master's Theses & Capstone Projects

Many educators believe traditional learning environments need to be enhanced to be more engaging to students. New educational methods need to be dynamic and responsive to connect with today’s learners. One of the most popular new methods is blended learning, which combines dynamic online content with engaging face-to-face learning activities. This review of literature aims to explore the impacts this learning model has made in science classrooms. By changing the way that information is delivered to students, teachers are able to create more in-class learning opportunities for students. Students are able to practice more in the presence of their teacher, …


Institutionalizing Blended And Distance Learning In Language Teaching At A Research University, Martine Rheaume May 2020

Institutionalizing Blended And Distance Learning In Language Teaching At A Research University, Martine Rheaume

The Dissertation in Practice at Western University

Higher education institutions (HEIs) are increasingly exploring innovative strategies to adapt to the 21st century changing institutional context and to respond to the students’ needs and expectations. Given that technology in all its forms is ubiquitous in Education, one of HEIs’ strategical responses is the implementation of blended learning (BL) and distance learning (DL) as new pedagogies in all faculties. This organizational improvement plan (OIP) examines how a language department, part of the Faculty of Arts in a large research-focused University, can integrate BL and DL in language teaching. As this change is a significant departure from the current …


Evaluating The Impact Of A Flexible Delivery Model In Advanced Manufacturing Technologies On Key Stakeholders, Lisa Ann Hunt Apr 2020

Evaluating The Impact Of A Flexible Delivery Model In Advanced Manufacturing Technologies On Key Stakeholders, Lisa Ann Hunt

Dissertations

Community colleges in the United States play a critical role in preparing students for employment in the workforce. Nationally, there is a severe shortage of trained workers to fill positions within the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers need to replace workers who retire and add employees to expand their businesses and the economy. State Community and Technical College (SCTC) began looking for ways to increase the number of students enrolled in manufacturing-related programs and increase the number of employees ready to meet the needs of employers

To increase access to its programs, the success of students in the programs, and to increase …


Integrating Blended Learning In Middle School Ela Classrooms To Support Diverse Learners: Lessons Learned, Joseph John Morgan, Tacy G. Spies Mar 2020

Integrating Blended Learning In Middle School Ela Classrooms To Support Diverse Learners: Lessons Learned, Joseph John Morgan, Tacy G. Spies

Educational & Clinical Studies Faculty Research

The current focus of education is on preparing diverse student populations for college and career readiness. One critical aspect of this preparation is the development of 21st-century learning skills that integrate technology to support students in becoming active members of a globalized society. According to theNational Assessment of Educational Progress, however, English learners (ELs) and students with disabilities(SWDs) are underprepared to use technology to enhance their learning. Therefore, it is important for schools to find ways to integrate critical technology skills with academic instruction in the education of cognitively and linguistically diverse learners. School leaders are essential to the establishment …


A Collaborative Approach To Blended Learning Design And Activities To Engage Students: A Case Study, Tulay Girard, Lori Lysiak Feb 2020

A Collaborative Approach To Blended Learning Design And Activities To Engage Students: A Case Study, Tulay Girard, Lori Lysiak

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

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Video Feedback: Is It Worth The Effort? A Response To Borupe Et Al., Patrick R. Lowenthal Feb 2020

Video Feedback: Is It Worth The Effort? A Response To Borupe Et Al., Patrick R. Lowenthal

Educational Technology Faculty Publications and Presentations

It is easier than ever to provide video feedback. Research has shown that video feedback, among other things, can help increase conversational and afective communication. However, research also suggests that despite its benefts, instructors and students might prefer text-based feedback. The following paper responds to research by Borup, West, and Thomas (Educ Technol Res Dev 63(2): 161–184. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-015- 9367-8, 2015), describes the value of their research, how it can be applied, some limitations, and future areas of research in a time where colleges are shifting to digital


Can Course Format Drive Learning? Face-To-Face And Lecture-Lab Models Of The Fundamentals Of Communication Course, Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post, Andie Malterud, Anthony Arciero, Katherine E. Hyatt Hawkins Jan 2020

Can Course Format Drive Learning? Face-To-Face And Lecture-Lab Models Of The Fundamentals Of Communication Course, Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post, Andie Malterud, Anthony Arciero, Katherine E. Hyatt Hawkins

Basic Communication Course Annual

Combining traditional classroom instruction and online instruction, or hybrid/blended learning, has emerged as a popular option to mitigate rising enrollments and non-traditional student needs while maintaining the known advantages to the face-to-face learning format. We evaluated the effectiveness of a Fundamentals of Communication course (also known as the “hybrid” course) taught in the traditional face-to-face format and in the hybrid/blended learning format, which included the equivalent of one credit taught face-to-face and two credits taught online (graded together as one course).

Students in the blended format had stronger performances in two areas of their speeches (introduction and overall impression), had …


Blended Learning In The K-2 Classroom, Amanda Benson Jan 2020

Blended Learning In The K-2 Classroom, Amanda Benson

2020 Academic Exhibition

This is an infographic displaying some of the highlights of a research study conducted about student and teacher attitudes about blended learning in the early childhood (K-2) classroom.


Teacher Characteristics And Blended Learning Adoption In Stem-Focused Charter Schools, Omer Faruk Polat Jan 2020

Teacher Characteristics And Blended Learning Adoption In Stem-Focused Charter Schools, Omer Faruk Polat

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

As an innovative teaching strategy, blended learning provides an environment where students are able to receive individualized instruction based on their needs. Even though the number of schools that adopt blended models of instruction has been increasing nationwide, the number of studies that explore the relationship between teacher characteristics and blended learning use is limited. This quantitative survey study explored the relationship between selected characteristics of teachers and the levels of blended learning adoption in charter schools with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focus. The concerns-based adoption model (CBAM) was used as a theoretical lens as it provided tools …


Personalized Learning: An Engagement Strategy For At-Risk Student Populations, Abbigail Morris Jan 2020

Personalized Learning: An Engagement Strategy For At-Risk Student Populations, Abbigail Morris

Murray State Theses and Dissertations

Personalized learning in the United States experienced a resurgence in the educational landscape as a result of increased technology access and computing power. The availability of affordable technology, software solutions, and access to the Internet led to the infiltration of technology into personalized learning approaches and provided a new platform for personalized learning advocates. Engagement and student agency were components of personalized learning attracting many educators to reinvest in personalized learning opportunities. This study focused on a rural, western Kentucky school district that piloted personalized learning through a blended learning environment. The study sought to measure engagement levels of both …


The Effects Of Blended Learning On A Classroom In Comparison To A Traditional Classroom, Dana Dowdy Jan 2020

The Effects Of Blended Learning On A Classroom In Comparison To A Traditional Classroom, Dana Dowdy

Murray State Theses and Dissertations

By 2020, 77% of all jobs will require some form of technological skills with more jobs to be filled than qualified candidates” (Schuyler & Buckley, 2018, para. 2). Because of this, there is a strong need for students to be competent using technology. This is a study to determine if (1) student achievement is higher in fifth grade math when students are in a blended learning setting or a more traditional setting? Furthermore, (2) does the implementation of blended learning affect student learning based on gender? A sample of STAR Math scores for one school year of two fifth …


Using Online Tutorials To Teach The Accounting Cycle, Tracey Chunqi Zhang, Lay Chin Low, Poh Sun Seow Jan 2020

Using Online Tutorials To Teach The Accounting Cycle, Tracey Chunqi Zhang, Lay Chin Low, Poh Sun Seow

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

The accounting cycle is an important yet difficult topic for introductory financial accounting students to learn. These students often lack the business context to understand the accounting cycle and find the traditional teaching approach dry. This problem motivates the authors to examine whether a blended learning approach via online tutorials can improve students’ perceived knowledge of the accounting cycle for the undergraduate introductory financial accounting course. The authors developed four innovative online tutorials with a coherent storyline to enable students to learn the accounting cycle and to supplement in-class learning. To test the effectiveness of online tutorials, an independent survey …


Perceptions Of Middle School Teachers’ Experiences With Student-Centered Learning Strategies, Lucy Judith Plaisir Jan 2020

Perceptions Of Middle School Teachers’ Experiences With Student-Centered Learning Strategies, Lucy Judith Plaisir

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Teachers in the local research site are using student-centered learning (SCL) strategies as an instructional pedagogy to support students’ learning. However, they are experiencing barriers in implementing SCL strategies consistently. The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' perceptions of the barriers that prevent SCL strategies from being implemented consistently at a middle school in the Northeastern United States to support students’ learning. The conceptual framework used for this qualitative study was Schlossberg’s transitional theory. Data were gathered through semistructured interviews with 15 participants who taught at a middle school and used SCL strategies for at least 5 years. …


The Effect Of Blended Learning On Language Proficiency Of An Efl Class: An Empirical Study, Jamile Sulam Tango Rojas Jan 2020

The Effect Of Blended Learning On Language Proficiency Of An Efl Class: An Empirical Study, Jamile Sulam Tango Rojas

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

The combination of online learning and face-to-face lessons have become a relevant learning model in English Language Teaching in the last years. The goal of this research study was to investigate the integration of such a blended learning approach in an EFL class in Bolivia. The study was conducted at a binational language institution, and it focused on the effect of blended learning on the students’ overall language proficiency and each language skill individually. Data was collected via a proficiency pre-test at the beginning of the experiment, two quizzes during the module, and a final exam, all of them to …


Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Student And Faculty Perceptions Of Blended Learning, Emily Elliott Jan 2020

Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Student And Faculty Perceptions Of Blended Learning, Emily Elliott

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

In response to the demand for baccalaureate-educated nurses, nursing schools offer an accelerated baccalaureate of science in nursing (BSN). The problem is nursing programs have used blended learning approaches, but it is unclear whether and in what ways accelerated BSN students benefit from this learning design. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore how faculty and students perceived the benefits and challenges of an accelerated BSN program utilizing a blended learning format. Knowles’s adult learning theory served as the conceptual framework through which interview data were analyzed. Participants included 6 faculty and 7 students from 1 school …


The Impact Of An Intensive Blended Learning Reading Intervention On Standardized Assessment Scores, Ashley M. Snyder Jan 2020

The Impact Of An Intensive Blended Learning Reading Intervention On Standardized Assessment Scores, Ashley M. Snyder

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The current study documents the effects of the Language! Live intensive, blended learning reading intervention on the Georgia Milestones Assessment Lexile Scores. The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of an intensive blended learning reading intervention on the standardized assessment scores of middle school students who were at least two grade levels behind in reading at a Title I school in Georgia and aimed to establish if students who were significantly below grade level could make growth with the assistance of an intensive blended learning reading intervention. The study included the data of 133 students in two …


Perspectives Of Elementary Teachers Implementing Blended Learning While Participating In Virtual Coaching, Jessica Kristin Anderson Jan 2020

Perspectives Of Elementary Teachers Implementing Blended Learning While Participating In Virtual Coaching, Jessica Kristin Anderson

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

As the use of blended learning in classrooms has increased across the United States, it is important to provide differentiated professional development and support to educators. As a technology-enabled form of professional development, virtual coaching connects teachers with experts in the field. However, the usefulness of individualized virtual coaching as a differentiated professional development support for elementary teachers implementing blended learning is not well understood. Using Kolb’s experiential learning theory and Magana’s T3 framework, the purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore elementary teachers’ perspectives on the usefulness of individualized virtual coaching in supporting blended learning implementation and …


Teach-To-One Blended Mathematics' Impact On Middle School Students' Mathematics Achievement, Navdeep Dhindsa Jan 2020

Teach-To-One Blended Mathematics' Impact On Middle School Students' Mathematics Achievement, Navdeep Dhindsa

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Blended learning that integrates computer-assisted instruction with face-to-face instruction is gaining popularity in U.S. middle schools; therefore, the effectiveness of such blended learning models in improving middle school students' achievement in mathematics needs to be explored. Middle school students at a public Connecticut school have shown poor performance in mathematics on a state standardized test. The local district implemented a blended learning model, Teach to One: Math (TTO), in 1 of the middle schools to improve students' performance in mathematics. The theoretical framework for this study was Koehler and Mishra's theory of technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge. The key research …