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Thursday, May 15 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
The Effectiveness of University of Regina Faculty of KHS Courses Offered by Different Modalities – Blended and Fully Online

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The Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Regina offered two blended courses as a pilot. Up to 50 per cent of the course was done face-to-face in the classroom and the remaining time was done online in an LMS. There were two reasons for the pilot: 1) to test the notion that blended learning equals improved learning as compared to face-to-face alone; and 2) more efficient use of classroom space where the face-to-face component of both classes was taught using only one classroom, essentially halving the classroom usage. This process is being repeated for two more courses in Winter 2014. If this works, it could be scaled up to help alleviate classroom pressures on campus.

Since all four blended courses were also developed and delivered fully online, ongoing research has compared the effectiveness of each delivery mode. Some factors that will be considered in the research include but are not limited to: 1) student academic performance—assignment and final grades, assignment completion rates and retention; 2) student and instructor satisfaction or perception; 3) level of student support for each delivery mode (instructor and other support); 4) student profiles in each mode of delivery which could factor into this; 5) costs and time spent on designing and delivering/teaching each delivery mode; 6) and a detailed description of what constitutes each mode of delivery (how each course is designed and taught). The presentation will provide some preliminary research results.


Of Interest to: Online and distance education, Post-secondary education, Instructional designers, Researchers, Administrators


Thursday May 15, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Campus Activity Centre, Alpine Room 900 McGill Road, Kamloops BC, Canada V2C 0C8

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