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Flexible Hybrid Learning: Comparative Study

  • Katerina KostolanyovaEmail author
  • Radka Jurickova
  • Ivana Simonova
  • Petra Poulova
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9167)

Abstract

Hybrid learning has become a widely exploited approach within the ICT-enhanced instruction. Making it flexible, so that the process of learning reflecting students’ needs and preferences was the problem solved in various ways at three Czech institutions of higher education. In the paper the whole process is described, describing the starting phase, which was identical at all three institutions, and comparing different models of flexible hybrid learning applied further, including the results of pedagogical experiments comparing learners’ knowledge in flexible and non-flexible learning. The results did not proved clearly visible differences, as neither world-recognized research did. Despite this, authors are persuaded that research activities in this field should go on, paying deeper attention to learners’ personal characteristics and other activities within the learning process.

Keywords

Hybrid learning Pedagogical experiment Adaptive environment Flexibility Learning preferences Learning styles 

Notes

Acknowledgment

The paper is supported by the SPEV N. 2108 project.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katerina Kostolanyova
    • 1
    Email author
  • Radka Jurickova
    • 2
  • Ivana Simonova
    • 3
  • Petra Poulova
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of OstravaOstravaCzech Republic
  2. 2.VSB-Technical University of OstravaOstrava-PorubaCzech Republic
  3. 3.Faculty of Informatics and ManagementUniversity of Hradec KraloveHradec KraloveCzech Republic

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