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It's all in the mix: the evolution of a blended e‐learning model for an undergraduate degree / P. Jones, A. Jones, G. Packham, B. Thomas, C. Miller, Paul Jones

Journal of Systems and Information Technology, Volume: 9, Issue: 2, Pages: 124 - 142

Swansea University Author: Paul Jones

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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the development of a blended e‐learning pedagogical model for an undergraduate enterprise programme. The proliferation of e‐learning programmes offers new opportunities and challenges for universities to meet the learning needs of new student markets. However...

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ISSN: 1328-7265
Published: Emerald Publishing Ltd 2007
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