Blended Learning Design within the Framework of Reflective Practice-based Learning

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This paper aims to draw on the experiences of designing and implementing a
blended learning course for the professional bachelor’s program in Export and
Technology Management at the University College of Northern Denmark.
While existing literature on blended learning primarily focuses on technological advancements, this research takes a pedagogical and didactical approach to analyse and explain the underlying principles of the course design.
Additionally, this study adopts a Design-Based Research (DBR) approach,
which combines theoretical development with practical improvements in real-life educational contexts.
The methodology of Design-Based Research was chosen, and mixed methods were employed to collect and analyse data. Specifically, data were gathered
through participatory observation, focus-group interviews, and a survey conducted in 2023. Acknowledging the iterative nature of the DBR methodology,
a subsequent study is planned for a new cohort of students in 2024, aiming to
enhance the generalizability of the research outcomes.
The research findings, both qualitative and quantitative, indicate that the online component of the learning process (McGraw Hill Learning Platform Connect) enhances students’ foundational knowledge and subsequently facilitates
the integration of theory and practice through reflective exercises during classroom instruction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings for the European Conference on Reflective Practice-based Learning 2023 : Aalborg, November 20th-22nd 2023
EditorsMarianne Georgsen, Susanne Dau, Line Helverskov Horn
Number of pages2
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Publication date22 Nov 2023
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7573-031-5
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2023
EventEuropean Conference on Reflective Practice-based Learning 2023 - UCN, Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 20 Nov 202322 Nov 2023
Conference number: 2


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Reflective Practice-based Learning 2023
OtherThe conference takes place in Aalborg, Denmark on November 20-22, 2023. We can’t wait to welcome educators, researchers and practitioners for three days of exploring, challenging and developing current practices of reflective practice-based learning (RP...
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  • academy educations
  • professional bachelor programmes
  • internships


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