Integrating e-learning and classroom learning; four years of asynchronous learning to improve academic competences

Rienties, Bart; Van Wesel, Maarten and Gijselaers, Wim (2008). Integrating e-learning and classroom learning; four years of asynchronous learning to improve academic competences. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 6(3) pp. 56–60.

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Abstract

In an ever-changing world, competencies to process information efficiently are essential. However, several researchers indicate that graduates have limited abilities to solve complex problems in reality. In this paper, a possible solution to increase competences in effective searching, analysing and comparing information is provided. In a blended-learning environment, students had to share information before coming to class. The results of an analysis of four consecutive years of computer-supported learning in a master-course indicate that students are willing to share information when conditions are favourable. In addition, a specific redesign of the task, control and social dimension let to increased knowledge sharing. Future research is necessary to assess whether this also has increased performance.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 39693
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1690-4524
  • Keywords
  • e-learning; blended learning; academic competences; CSCL; PBL
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • © 2008 International Institute of Informatics and Cybernetics
  • Depositing User
  • Bart Rienties

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