Educator's perceptions, attitudes and practices: blended learning in business and management education

Benson, Vladlena, Anderson, Deborah and Ooms, Ann (2011) Educator's perceptions, attitudes and practices: blended learning in business and management education. Research in Learning Technology, 19 (2). pp. 143-154. ISSN 2156-7069

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Abstract

Adoption of blended learning is a complex process for higher education institutions and academic staff. Although the move towards blended learning is generally instigated at institutional level, factors determining its success and minimising resistance of faculty often emerge at delivery level. This paper explores adoption of blended learning practices in a Business School at a university in the United Kingdom. Based on the interviews with a purposive sample of 16 academic staff members delivering 36 business modules, this case study explores the concept of blended learning from the academic staff’s perspective. A typology of three distinct approaches to blended learning – ‘Technology is all’, ‘Bolt-ons’ and ‘Purely pedagogic’ – emerged from the data extending understanding of blended learning practices. A team of three researchers conducted the study. Two of the researchers were academic staff members from the Business School and one researcher was an academic staff member from another faculty within the same university.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2011 Association for Learning Technology. Research in Learning Technology is an Open Access Journal published by the Association for Learning Technology. Author(s), their employer(s), or their funder(s) retain copyright, but license ALT to publish their work under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0) License.
Uncontrolled Keywords: blended learning; business education; higher education; educational technology
Subjects: Business and finance > Business and management
Education
Education > Higher education
Education > Teaching and learning
Education > Teaching and learning > Technology-enhanced learning
Business and finance
Depositing User: Vladlena Benson
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2011 13:02
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2017 14:39
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3883

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