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Blended Eduction in Food and Health (Home Economics): Do We Need Campus?

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JISFTE Volume 21, Number 1, ISSN 1029-5968


Blended education, or on-line education in combination with face-to-face education, is becoming more relevant in postsecondary education. The University of Agder offers blended education in food and health. In this study, we explored the advantages and disadvantages of providing blended education in food and health compared to providing oncampus education. The study focused on differences in student satisfaction for practical and theoretical education, as well as ICT and administrative support. Questionnaires were sent to students enrolled in two blended food and health education courses and to students enrolled in two on-campus courses. In-depth interviews were conducted with randomly selected students. Student evaluations and final reports for the different groups were studied. The findings indicated that both groups had high satisfaction scores for the theoretical and practical lectures. Students in blended learning courses indicated higher satisfaction for theoretical lectures and ICT and administrative support, but not for practical skills teaching.


Ask, A.S., Røed, M., Omholt, M.L. & Aarek, I. (2017). Blended Eduction in Food and Health (Home Economics): Do We Need Campus?. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 21(1), 24-32. Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .

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