How Do Students Blend Their Studies Based on Time and Place?
Hakala, I., Härmänmaa, T., Laine, S., & Myllymäki, M. (2017). How Do Students Blend Their Studies Based on Time and Place?. In L. G. Chova, A. L. Martínez, & I. C. Torres (Eds.), EDULEARN17 Proceedings. 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (pp. 2481-2489). IATED Academy. doi:10.21125/edulearn.2017.1520
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The flexibility of participating in education can be improved by utilising lecture videos. By producing videos of contact teaching lectures and offering them to students as real-time videos and recordings, opens up new participation opportunities regarding time and place. This study examines an environment in which students can freely choose their mode of participation for each individual lecture. The objective has been to identify possible changes in participation by looking at participations between 2008–2012 and in 2017. According to the results, teaching bound to a specific location has disappeared almost entirely. Participation in teaching is instead mostly done using videos. Students participate in teaching using live or on-demand videos, or by blending these two methods. This means that plenty of students in the degree programme blend their studies particularly regarding time.