The blended learning environment in higher education: the tutor and student perspective

Boeren, E. (2015) The blended learning environment in higher education: the tutor and student perspective. In: Wang, V. X. (ed.) Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age. IGI Global Editions: Hershey, PA, pp. 180-197. ISBN 9781466695771 (doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-9577-1.ch008)

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Abstract

This chapter explores the author's experiences with blended learning, both as a tutor and as a student at a British Russell Group University. The chapter starts from the importance of encouraging an autonomy supporting learning environment, featured within self-determination theory (Ryan & Deci, 2000). In the first part of the chapter, definitions of blended learning will be briefly reviewed. Secondly, the role of the learning environment will be explained, drawing upon previous research on learning environments undertaken by Darkenwald and Valentine (1986), mentioning the importance of the learning environment within motivational theories. Thirdly, results of a critical analysis on the own teaching and learning practice will be conducted, comparing the perspective of being a tutor and being a student. Finally, recommendations for future teaching practice will be discussed, before concluding this chapter.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Boeren, Professor Ellen
Authors: Boeren, E.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Publisher:IGI Global Editions
ISBN:9781466695771

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