Student Views of Hybrid Learning: A One-Year Exploratory Study

Dec. 15, 2008

Source: Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, Volume 25, No. 2. Winter 2008-2009.

This one-year case study investigated hybrid learning in two elementary teacher education courses. The courses incorporated the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) into the online portion of the coursework. 51 elementary teacher candidates who were enrolled in two hybrid courses participated in the study. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected from surveys designed to measure students’ views of hybrid learning. Results showed that a majority of students held positive views, but some had negative experiences and faced challenges. Implications were discussed in terms of how to better utilize this new pedagogy in teacher education to meet the growing demands for engaging student learning.

Updated: Mar. 11, 2009