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Blended learning and postgraduate skills: rethinking MA History

McCormack, M. and Hanley-Smith, N. (2015) Blended learning and postgraduate skills: rethinking MA History. Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education. 7(1) 2041-3122.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: This study focuses on the implications of blended learning for taught postgraduate education. It takes as its focus the pilot year of the MA History at the University of Northampton, which had been redesigned to blend online and face-to-face delivery. By employing a student researcher to canvass students’ views, the project evaluates the implications of the delivery mode for the specific skills associated with the discipline of History. As well as evaluating this particular programme, the project uses it as a case study to develop a transferable framework for blended learning. The article argues that both online and classroom delivery can develop the key skills associated with postgraduate study in History, but in significantly different ways, so combining them in an effective blend can offer a pedagogical enhancement.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blended learning, e-learning, postgraduate
Creators: McCormack, Matthew and Hanley-Smith, Natalie
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
Date: 1 October 2015
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education
Volume: 7
Number: 1
Language: English
ISSN: 2041-3122
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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