A Blended Learning Solution and the Impacts on Attendance and Learning Outcomes

Ismo Hakala, Mikko Myllymäki

Abstract


Blended learning based on lecture videos and face-to-face teaching provides good opportunities for students for participation in education, regardless of time or place. The article describes a blended learning solution that is based on face-to-face teaching and the use of streaming lecture videos as it has developed in connection with master studies in mathematical information technology. The particular focus of this article is on the use of lecture videos and the impacts of blended learning on participation in education and on learning outcomes. According to the results, lecture videos have become very popular among students. Moreover the use of lecture videos increases participation activeness, and the increase in participation has a positive impact on completion of courses. However, the use of lecture videos does not seem to have any clear-cut effect on grades obtained.

Keywords


blended learning; learning outcomes; lecture attendance; video lecture

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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