Blended Learning Case Study

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By definition blended learning is ___. This paper will examine two studies that analyzed blended learning in the workplace.
Five researchers explore the present and future situation of blended learning in American workplaces by surveying human resource development managers across America in study one. While there are many definitions of blended learning available, the researchers utilize Charles Graham’s definition of blended learning; it states, “blended learning … means a combination of online and face-to-face instruction”. They also employ blended learning models with a corporate perspective (skill-driven model, attitude-driven model, and competency-driven model) to refine their study questionnaire. Additionally, the researchers “point
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The article detailed a study they conducted as part of the Blended Learning for Soft-Skills Development. They utilized a quasi-experimental methodology to form four participant groups that would all employ different variations of blended learning in order to meet the study purpose of “determining which strategy yielded optimal results or change in organizational and interpersonal behavior.” (pg. 429) The participants all worked in the same corporation; they were expected to allocate twenty minutes per day over a six-week period to their learning assignments. The data for the study was accumulated through phone calls, questionnaires, and surveys before, throughout, and after the …show more content…
(Noe, pg. 338) Other than the definition for blended learning, the theories presented by Noe in the class text agree with both studies. Blended learning fits into the andragogy model of learning. It directly ties learning into work-related scenarios, the learning experience has a problem-centered approach, and the learner has control and requires self-direction. (Noe, pg. 167) Both studies are in line with the text and theories presented by Noe. Several of the initial barriers to blended learning are present throughout the

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