In this work we present a study that documents how a blended learning environment could enhance students’ meaningful learning practicing 21st Century Skills. This study examines the outcomes of an experience done with 119 students of an undergraduate course on “Information Technology” for Business at a University level education. Students had to practice 21st Century Skills regarding communication, information literacy and ICT literacy supported by a blendedlearning environment. Results show a significant increase in meaningful learning by the end of the course. This study illustrates the potential that blended learning environments offer for higher education.
- 21st Century Skills
- Meaningful learning
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Zurita, G., Hasbun, B., Baloian, N., Jerez, O. (2015). A Blended Learning Environment for Enhancing Meaningful Learning Using 21st Century Skills. In: Chen, G., Kumar, V., Kinshuk, ., Huang, R., Kong, S. (eds) Emerging Issues in Smart Learning. Lecture Notes in Educational Technology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44188-6_1
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