Did You Know? Fun Facts About Blended Courses

According to an article from “Blended Learning ToolKit“, research indicates there is a difference between students in traditional and blended courses.  Faculty teaching in blended courses report their students:

  • Arrive in class better prepared (Bauer, 2001; Cameron, 2003),
  • Write more effective and longer papers (Benbunan-Fich & Hiltz, 1999; Garnham & Kaleta, 2002; Murphy, 2002-2003; Spilka, 2002),
  • Earn higher scores on exams (Garnham & Kaleta, 2002; O’Toole & Absalom, 2003),
  • Create higher quality projects (Benbunan-Fich & Hiltz, 1999; Cameron, 2003; Garnham & Kaleta, 2002; McCray, 2000),
  • Engage in deeper and more meaningful discussions of course content (Garnham & Kaleta, 2002; King, 2002; McCray, 2000; Murphy, 2002-2003)
  • Demonstrate a better understanding and deeper exploration of concepts (Bauer, 2001; Cameron, 2003)
  • Succeed at an equal or higher rate than students in traditional courses (Dziuban, Hartman, Moskal, Sorg, & Truman, 2004; Dzuiban, Hartman, Juge, Moskal, & Sorg, 2005; Dziuban, Hartman, & Moskal, 2004).