Jones, Michael L., 2010, A CSCL approach to blended learning in the integration of technology in teaching, Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 6, 103-114.
This paper presents a case study of a blended learning design where technology was integrated into a second year management subject in an attempt to increase student flexibility and interest while simultaneously delivering commercially valuable skills. Specifically, the study will evaluate the effectiveness of this move to a blended learning model of delivery and the use of social networking tools in aiding student learning. The technologies were designed to enhance the learning experience of students by providing an opportunity to work in small groups to collaborate on a group submission based on an authentic workplace scenario. Tasks were also designed to allow students to discuss their group project both synchronously, using a chat tool, and a synchronously, using discussions in the eLearning space. The success of this blended learning design is reported through analysis of the results from a student survey.