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ERIC Number: EJ1206959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
The Role of Temporal Patterns in Students' Behavior for Predicting Course Performance: A Comparison of Two Blended Learning Courses
van Leeuwen, Anouschka; Bos, Nynke; van Ravenswaaij, Heleen; van Oostenrijk, Jurgen
British Journal of Educational Technology, v50 n2 p921-933 Mar 2019
In higher education, many studies have tried to establish which student activities predict achievement in blended courses, with the aim of optimizing course design. In this paper, we examine whether taking into account temporal patterns of student activity and instructional conditions of a course help to explain course performance. A course with a flipped classroom model (FCM) and a course with an enhanced hybrid model (EHM) were compared. The results show that in both cases, a regular pattern of activity is more effective than low activity. In the FCM, initial low activity is detrimental, whereas in the EHM the strategy of cramming later on in the course can still lead to higher course performance. In the FCM, a combination of face-to-face and online activity led to sufficient course performance, whereas in the EHM, face-to-face or online activity on its own could lead to sufficient course performance. This study offers a methodological and empirical contribution to exploring the role of patterns of activity and instructional conditions for course performance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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