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Theoretical bases of Understanding Blended Learning and Instructional Design

  • Author / Creator
    Marin, Luis F
  • The purpose of this research is to explore how to optimize the quality of the design of a blended learning experience. This research started as an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design of instructional hypermedia. However, a preliminary review brought out the need to study the larger context of preservice teachers´ blended learning experiences. The theoretical framework of this research explored the context, purpose and expected key characteristics of a blended delivery experience based on: educational and developmental psychology; educational technology; instructional design; learning theory; media ecology; and selected philosophies of education. Developing a design-based development methodology this research articulates a heuristic statement of design principles to examine the development of a preservice teachers´ learning experience and evaluate the quality of such planned intervention.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Education
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3JM35
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Educational Psychology
  • Specialization
    • Technology in Education
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Buck, George H (Educational Psychology)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Boechler, Patricia M (Educational Psychology)
    • Adams, Catherine (Secondary Education)