Innovating higher education didactics with a Hybrid Blended Learning Solution: A design-based research project for the initial training of teachers
Keywords:Faculty development, hybrid blended learning solutions, higher education, teacher training, teaching methods
The university experience of the pandemic period was fraught with critical issues, but it was also an opportunity to experience digital didactics and learn about its potential. This paper presents a research carried out in academic year 2021-22 in relation to the Teaching Innovation Project for the adoption of a Hybrid Blended Learning Solution (HBLS) model in the master’s degree Course in Primary Education Sciences. Two semi-structured questionnaires were administered to higher education (HE) teachers and students investigating their perceptions of both the HBLS’ effectiveness/quality and its sustainability. Overall, 19 HE teachers (100%) and 364 students (54%) responded to the questionnaire. In both groups, data showed a positive trend of appreciation of the HBLS experience, both in relation to educational quality and sustainability. In a comparative analysis, the perceptions of both samples on sustainability and quality of ICT integration in HBLS aligned. On the other hand, differing perceptions emerge regarding HBLS' impact on educational quality.
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