Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Despite the increase in 1:1 computing initiatives in K-12 schools and increased technology use in higher education for blended learning, there is little empirical evidence of significant gains in learning outcomes. The use of the 1:1 initiatives to support student blended learning is the intent and purpose, but improved learning outcomes will not occur solely from investment in devices. This review investigates the promises and emerging research evidence of effectiveness of blended learning as a way to augment learning initiatives both in K-12 and in the higher education settings. This review draws from 30 peer-reviewed studies published in academic journals, doctoral dissertations, and academic books that analyze blended learning on student engagement. The emphasis focuses the comparison between traditional and blended learning environments, the best practices for implementing a blended learning environment, and the changes being made, over time, to improve student engagement in the blended learning environment.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©2014 Tyler Youngers
Youngers, Tyler, "Effectiveness of blended learning on student engagement" (2014). Graduate Research Papers. 225.