Blended Learning in Higher Education: A Study of effectiveness at the Master’s degree level

Project: Research project

Project Description

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of blended learning courses within the context of the Graduate School of Education’s Master of Science program on the development of educational leadership but also how students are prepared to apply their learning of theory into practice. Specifically, we will be studying the EDUC 670/671 Internship/Work based project, EDUC 675 Learning to Work and the EDUC 610 Applying Educational Leadership courses. The initial part of the study will focus on EDUC 670/671 - the Work Based project course. Then will follow the students work into the other courses. This blended learning or hybrid course includes face-to-face learning in the classroom as well as learning activities on the web and at participant work sites. The study will be mixed methods including quantitative survey research as well as qualitative methods such as individual student and faculty interviews, student focus group interviews, and analysis of classroom artifacts such as reflections and project submissions.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2/20/18 → …

Keywords

  • blended learning
  • higher education
  • educational leadership