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A Systematic Literature Review On Synchronous Hybrid Learning: Gaps Identified

A Systematic Literature Review On Synchronous Hybrid Learning: Gaps Identified

Featured November 2020
More and more higher educational institutions invest in technology-enhanced learning spaces, which raises the question of how these environments can be shaped to be as effective as possible. A specific new learning space is the synchronous hybrid or blended learning environment in which both on-site and remote students can simultaneously attend learning activities. Given that synchronous hybrid learning is relatively new, there are few studies that have investigated its use and effectiveness…

Hybrid-Flexible Course Design Implementing Student-Directed Hybrid Classes

Hybrid-Flexible Course Design Implementing Student-Directed Hybrid Classes

Featured November 2020
The book describes the fundamental principles of HyFlex design, explains a process for design and development, and discusses implementation factors that instructors, designers, students and administrators have experienced in a wide variety of higher education institutions; public and private, larger and small, research-intensive…

Media and Pedagogy in Undergraduate Distance Education: A Theory-Based Meta-Analysis of Empirical Literature

Media and Pedagogy in Undergraduate Distance Education: A Theory-Based Meta-Analysis of Empirical Literature

Featured June 2020
This meta-analysis employs a theoretical framework in quantitatively synthesizing empirical studies that investigate the effects of distance education (DE) versus classroom instruction on undergraduate student achievement. Analyses of 218 findings from 103 studies were conducted according to how media were used to support DE pedagogy. The results indicate that the effect sizes…

Systematic Review of Two Decades (1995 to 2014) of Research on Synchronous Online Learning

Systematic Review of Two Decades (1995 to 2014) of Research on Synchronous Online Learning

Featured June 2020
Systematic reviews of literature are studies that strategically search for published research on a specific topic in order to synthesize what is known about the topic. This systematic review describes 157 articles on synchronous online learning (SOL) from thirty-four different countries on instructional setting, content areas, participant demographics, research designs, independent and dependent variables, SOL technologies, and data-collection tools.