ERIC Number: EJ1176928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Blended Eduction in Food and Health (Home Economics): Do We Need Campus?
Ask, Anne S.; Røed, Margrethe; Omholt, Mona L.; Aarek, Ingebjørg
Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, v21 n1 p24-32 2017
Blended education, or on-line education in combination with face-to-face education, is becoming more relevant in postsecondary education. The University of Agder offers blended education in food and health. In this study, we explored the advantages and disadvantages of providing blended education in food and health compared to providing oncampus education. The study focused on differences in student satisfaction for practical and theoretical education, as well as ICT and administrative support. Questionnaires were sent to students enrolled in two blended food and health education courses and to students enrolled in two on-campus courses. In-depth interviews were conducted with randomly selected students. Student evaluations and final reports for the different groups were studied. The findings indicated that both groups had high satisfaction scores for the theoretical and practical lectures. Students in blended learning courses indicated higher satisfaction for theoretical lectures and ICT and administrative support, but not for practical skills teaching.
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foods Instruction, Health Education, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires, College Students, Student Satisfaction, Interviews, Student Evaluation, Conventional Instruction, Online Courses, Comparative Analysis, Home Economics, Statistical Analysis, Likert Scales, Foreign Countries
International Society for Teacher Education. Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Niels Juelsgade 84, 8210 Aarhus N. Denmark; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://isfte.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway