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Factors affecting students' satisfaction in engineering disciplines: traditional vs. blended approaches

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European Journal of Engineering Education
  • Volumen: 36
  • Número: 5
  • Fecha: 01 October 2011
  • Páginas: 473-483
  • ISSN: 03043797 14695898
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2011.619647
  • Document Type: Article
In this paper a two-year field study was carried out to analyse how satisfaction differs across the traditional and blended learning methods. Altogether, 21 courses for graduate and postgraduate engineering students were evaluated. Several variables and their relationship with student satisfaction in the first year, with all courses delivered in traditional mode, were compared with student satisfaction in the second year, which had the same courses delivered in blended mode. Results suggest that student satisfaction is greater in blended courses than in face-to-face courses. This can be explained because the levels of class attendance, motivation and collaboration with classmates were higher in blended learning than in classroom instruction. In addition, class attendance, access to teachers, collaboration with classmates and motivation were found to be leading predictors of student satisfaction in blended environments. © 2011 Copyright SEFI.

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