Blended learning and sense of community: A comparative analysis with traditional and fully online graduate courses

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  • Jordan H
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Blended learning is a hybrid of classroom and online learning that includes some of the conveniences of online courses without the complete loss of face-to-face contact. The present study used a causal-comparative design to examine the relationship of sense of community between traditional classroom, blended, and fully online higher education learning environments. Evidence is provided to suggest that blended courses produce a stronger sense of community among students than either traditional or fully online courses.

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  • Blended learning
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Faculty training
  • Higher education
  • Online learning
  • Sense of community

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  • Alfred P. Rovai

  • Hope M. Jordan

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