Learning and Assessment in IT-based Environments: Design Principles for Hybrid Courses in Higher Education

Yehudit Judy Dori, Rachel Levin-Peled, Yael Kali

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Our research investigated the effect of the pedagogical design of three hybrid courses on learning and assessment. The research population included about 120 undergraduate and 40 graduate students at the Technion. Data sources included class observations, online discussions, students' artifacts and interviews, as well as attitude questionnaires. The hybrid courses were developed based on design-principles for active and collaborative learning and supported by embedded assessment. Our findings show that this approach contributed to learning, as defined in each one of the courses. In all three courses we observed high impact on the learners, especially in motivational increase, and in the development of higher order thinking skills. We recommend that course-designers and instructors in higher-education use the design principles identified and developed in this research to foster meaningful learning in other web-based courses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006
EditorsThomas Reeves, Shirley Yamashita
Place of PublicationHonolulu, Hawaii, USA
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2006


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