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Towards blended learning: A case study

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMIPRO 2015, 38th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics, May 25-29, 2015, Opatija, Croatia
PublisherCroatian Society for Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics MIPRO
Pages685-689
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic) 978-953-233-085-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

Abstract - University education is in the middle of a
technological and pedagogical revolution. Traditional
models are under considerable pressure to change. In this
paper, we introduce a case where IT education was radically
challenged by new possibilities. The case is a small
university department, which runs a Master’s degree
program for an annual intake of about 60 students. The
students study while working either full or part-time. Thus,
the key challenge is to enable an efficient balance between
work and studies especially by supporting distance learning.
This means that the location and schedule of studies have to
be flexible. One way has been to increase the multiformity of
the pedagogical methods. For example, teaching is moving
increasingly toward the flipped classroom method. In
addition to the teachers’ own video production, external
academic Internet sources have been used and experiments
have also been made of using external Massive Open Online
Course materials for example in executing web development
and database courses. This paper is a summary and analysis
of the observations from the viewpoint of the students,
teachers, and administration. Some plans and future
intentions are also presented.

Publication forum classification

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