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Students´ perspectives on eLearning activities in person-centered, blended learning settings
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, , University of Vienna, Austria

International Journal on E-Learning Volume 15, Number 1, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

** Invited as a paper from EdMedia 2012 ** Blended or hybrid learning has become a frequent practice in higher education. In this article our primary research interest was to find out how students perceived eLearning activities in blended learning courses based on the person-centered paradigm. Through analyzing the con-tent of a series of semi-structured interviews we found out that students appreciated eLearning activities that distinctly fitted in with face-to-face activities. Furthermore, they favored the use of asynchronous media like the forum or online reaction sheets for eLearning thus comple-menting the highly synchronous “medium” in face-to face phases. The results of the study are discussed in light of the media synchronicity theory and, above all, as a practical resource for educators.

Citation

Haselberger, D. & Motschnig, R. (2016). Students´ perspectives on eLearning activities in person-centered, blended learning settings. International Journal on E-Learning, 15(1), 47-69. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 25, 2019 from .