Designing a Blended Teaching Environment in Higher Education: A Case Study in Statistics

Azizur Rahman,* School of Computing and Mathematics, Charles Sturt University, Australia


ThThis study focuses on a challenging area in designing the blended teaching strategies for enhancing student learning of a statistics subject at the university. Findings reveal that to design an effective blended and flexible learning (BFL) environment, educators need to understand learners’ attributes in detail, use appropriate pedagogical methods and teaching strategies, integrate different learning theories with technological and content knowledge, and align learning outcomes with teaching or learning activities and assessments. It also demonstrates a more holistic and state-of-the-art approach of BFL design in meeting the university’s goals towards offering BFL-based online education to the local and global students.

Keywords: blended and flexible learning, statistics, information technologies, online learning, Vygotsky

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