Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-22723
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Facilitating flexible learning by replacing classroom time with an online learning environment : a systematic review of blended learning in higher education
Authors: Müller Werder, Claude
Mildenberger, Thoralf
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1016/j.edurev.2021.100394
10.21256/zhaw-22723
Published in: Educational Research Review
Volume(Issue): 34
Issue: 100394
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Elsevier
ISSN: 1747-938X
1878-0385
Language: English
Subjects: Blended learning; Learning effectiveness; Higher education; Meta-analysis
Subject (DDC): 378: Higher education
Abstract: Higher education institutions are trying to provide more flexibility and individualization, which is mainly realized through the use of new technologies and implemented in online or blended learning designs. This systematic review aims to investigate the impact of replacing classroom time with an online learning environment. The meta-analysis (k = 21 effect sizes) applied strict inclusion criteria concerning research design, measurement of learning outcomes and implementation of blended learning. The estimated effect size (Hedge's g) was positive, although not significantly different from zero and the confidence interval [-0.13, 0.25], suggesting that overall differences between blended and conventional classroom learning are small, and, at best, very small negative or moderate positive effects are plausible. This means that despite a reduction in classroom time between 30 and 79 per cent, equivalent learning outcomes were found. Consequently, blended learning with reduced classroom time is not systematically more or less effective than conventional classroom learning.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/22723
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Departement: School of Engineering
School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design (IDP)
Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (ZID)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Flexibles Lernen Research
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