- Scholarship of Blended Learning

The theme of the 2021 Educator Scholar Summit ‘Blended learning to reach, teach and care' has four sub-themes: blended learning; student engagement; community and wellbeing. Explore these readings and resources below to assist you.

Blended learning

Readings

  • Lomer, S., & Palmer, E. (2021). “I didn't know this was actually stuff that could help us, with actually learning": student perceptions of Active Blended Learning. Teaching in Higher Education, 1–20. Access here.
  • Youde, A. (2020). “Face-to-Face Trumps Everything”: An Exploration of Tutor Perceptions, Beliefs and Practice Within Blended Learning Environments. Education Sciences, 10(5), 147– Access here.
  • Paper on 20 Years of the Community of Inquiry Framework: Castellanos-Reyes, D. (2020). 20 Years of the Community of Inquiry Framework. TechTrends, 64(4), 557–560. Access here.

Resources

Blended learning and engagement

Readings

  • Kahu's framework of student engagement is often used to map student engagement. The original paper is: Kahu, E. (2013). Framing student engagement in higher education. Studies in Higher Education (Dorchester-on-Thames), 38(5), 758- 773. Access here.
  • Farrell, O., & Brunton, J. (2020). A balancing act: a window into online student engagement experiences. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 17(1), 1–19. Access here.
  • Muir, T., Milthorpe, N., Stone, C., Dyment, J., Freeman, E., & Hopwood, B. (2019). Chronicling engagement: students’ experience of online learning over time. Distance Education, 40(2), 262–277. Access here.

Resources

Blended learning and the community

Readings

  • Bracken, S., & Novak, K. (2019). Transforming higher education through Universal Design for Learning : an international perspective. Routledge. Access here.
  • MacLeod, J., Yang, H., & Shi, Y. (2019). Student-to-student connectedness in higher education: a systematic literature review. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 31(2), 426–448. Access here.
  • Kintu, M., Zhu, C., & Kagambe, E. (2017). Blended learning effectiveness: the relationship between student characteristics, design features and outcomes. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 14(1), 1–20. Access here.

Resources

  • Foundations for good practice: The student experience of online learning in Australian higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic (TEQSA Report published in November 2020). Access here.
  • Seven ways to improve students' online learning experiences in your subject. Access here.
  • Supporting students in an online environment. Access here.

Blended learning and wellbeing

Readings

  • Kaplan-Rakowski, R. (2020). Addressing students’ emotional needs during the COVID-19 pandemic: a perspective on text versus video feedback in online environments. Educational Technology Research and Development, 69(1), 133–136. Access here.
  • Strelan, P., Osborn, A., & Palmer, E. (2020). Student satisfaction with courses and instructors in a flipped classroom: A meta‐analysis. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 36(3), 295–314. Access here.

Resources