International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age 2015 edition:12 location:Maynooth, Ireland date:24 – 26 October 2015
Blended learning, structured as a combination of traditional course instruction and additional supporting multimedia course content, can be used in higher education for a variety of reasons. In the case study that we examine, the introduction of blended learning was initiated three years ago with the purpose of creating more resources for coach-student interaction for a heterogeneous graduate student group. However, course results from this academic year have shown a disengagement of the users from the course materials and a reduced number of students submitting the final work for the course. In this research-in-progress, we are exploring why the students have stopped engaging with the course materials at midterm and will try to address how the course could be reoriented to better meet its objectives.