Blended learning as a disruption in a vocational education building program

Authors

  • Meg Colasante
  • Cathy Hall-van den Elsen

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14742/apubs.2017.792

Keywords:

building and construction teaching, Glazer framework, blended learning

Abstract

A building and construction teaching team in a vocational education school (within a university in Melbourne) introduced a blended learning model to one-third of their program. Traditionally, building students are accustomed to a high ratio of face-to-face learning, therefore, this new model disrupted the experience of both teacher and student. The model was examined using e-learning evaluation research methodology and findings are presented using the framework of Glazer’s (2012) characteristics of blended learning. Examination of the program identified areas in need of attention, such as active learning and online interaction and communication. Finally the authors promote the use of Glazer’s framework as a pedagogical evaluation tool for blended learning designs, while drawing out a particular focus on teacher presence as a distinct item in this framework.

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Published

2024-05-12

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ASCILITE Conference - Full Papers