Thesis / Dissertation

Blending Learning and Technology: Degree Studies at Vocational College as a Case in Point

T Stevens, M Mulcahy (ed.), J Lodge (ed.)

Published : 2017

Abstract

Blended learning is commonly defined as teaching and learning that combines digitally mediated and face-to-face activity. While the infusion and growth of digital technology into classrooms and beyond is said to have had the effect of transforming educational practices, educators talk of the unease that is experienced between what ‘should be’ and what ‘is’ when using educational technology in practice (Selwyn, 2014). There is a need for studies that challenge the qualities reified in discussions on educational technology such as ‘affordance’, ‘open’, or ‘ubiquitous’ and that articulate the lived reality of blended learning. Using actor-network theory, a materialist approach firmly based upon..

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