Towards understanding of student engagement in blended learning: A conceptualization of learning without borders. (2018)
Type of ContentConference Contributions - Published
Not another paper on student engagement! The topic of student engagement has been reported on for decades and there is a multitude of literature adopting different perspectives and views conceptualizing and defining this topic. The terminology has become commonplace in every day discussion about learning and teaching and people talk about student engagement as if we all understand the same thing by it. With so much research on student engagement and what it means, why is this such a difficult concept to understand? Over the past 5 years at ASCILITE alone there have been 24 papers with engagement in the title. In grappling with understanding the concept of student engagement in our context of distance students in a College of Education, Health and Human Development in Aotearoa New Zealand we reviewed over 66 articles defining or conceptualising student engagement (particularly with a focus on online, distance or blended learning) over the past 10 years. Four of these themselves were systematic literature reviews on the concept (Henrie, Halverson, & Graham, 2015; Nortvig, 2018; Schindler, 2017; Trowler, 2010) and all this did was demonstrate to us that engagement can mean many different things to different people. In their new book Student Engagement in the Digital University, Gourlay and Oliver (2018) in re-theorising the concept, move away from the idea of a definition or framework and instead view student digital engagement as a set of socio-material practices. However, whilst student voices are critical and individual experiences are clearly varied, we are still grappling with what are the mediating variables that influence each student’s engagement with digital learning.
CitationBrown C, Davis N, Sotardi V, Vidal W (2018). Towards understanding of student engagement in blended learning: A conceptualization of learning without borders.. Geelong, Melbourne: ASCILITE. 25/11/2018-28/11/2018. http://2018conference.ascilite.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/ASCILITE-2018-Proceedings-Final.pdf. 318-323.
This citation is automatically generated and may be unreliable. Use as a guide only.
Keywordsstudent engagement; distance learning; contextual conceptualization
ANZSRC Fields of Research39 - Education::3904 - Specialist studies in education::390405 - Educational technology and computing
39 - Education::3903 - Education systems::390303 - Higher education
RightsThis work is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Pons, D.; Walker, L.; Hollis, J.; Thomas, H. (University of Canterbury. School of Educational Studies and LeadershipUniversity of Canterbury. School of Literacies and Arts in EducationUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Educational Technology, 2012)There are potential operational and strategic benefits to implementing lecture-capture systems but the issues are much deeper than simply the question of which technology system to implement. This paper explores the lecturer ...
Acceptance of Smartphone as a Mobile Learning tool among the Students of Engineering in New Zealand Syed Ahmed, M.; Everett, J.; Fox Turnbull, W. (University of Canterbury. School of Teacher Education, 2016)Smartphones today are ubiquitous and are influencing our everyday life and have unsettled many age-old tasks, activities, devices, gadgets, tools and technologies with their redefined usage and definitions. They have ...
Comer, K.; Suddaby, G.; Jeffrey, L.; Milne, J.; Higgins, A.; Law, M.; Gilmore, H. (University of Canterbury. AVC Research Office, 2011)Project Focus • Identify student learning strategies in a blended environment • Identify factors that enhance student and staff engagement in a blended context • Develop strategies enabling teachers and institutions ...