TITLE

The Investigation of the Effectiveness of Blended Learning and Teaching Approach in Enhancing Student Learning Outcomes: A Comparative Study between Indonesian and Australian Students

Abstract

As Indonesian and Australian higher education are currently under the same pressure to demonstrate the effectiveness of their educational efforts, the two-country also face the similar issues in their teaching and learning process in order to maintain educational standards and student proficiency outcomes. Specifically, it is not enough anymore that students just pass the course but they need to have a more active role in the learning process. One approach to remedy this situation is the use of blended learning in the learning and teaching activity. Blended learning is defined as the combination of face-to-face and online learning. It is expected by using creative and innovative uses of technology to improve teaching practices will enhance the benefits of the online learning delivery. As for the face-to-face teaching activity, instructional strategy such as Team-Based Learning (TBL) can provide opportunities for both developing teamwork capabilities and enhancing active learning. TBL is one of the student-centre learning approaches and is designed to provide students with both conceptual and procedural knowledge. Swinburne University of Technology (SUT), Australia, has implemented the blended learning with TBL in the teaching and learning process. Recent research from the university found that the blended learning with TBL approach has had a significant impact on student achievement. Bina Nusantara University (BINUS) is one of leading Indonesian university which has implemented ICT in the teaching and learning process. In collaboration with SUT, BINUS University plans to conduct a research study in 3 phases to examine the effectiveness of the blended learning using the TBL approach. This study will investigate the effectiveness of blended learning and teaching approach in enhancing student learning outcomes in Indonesia and Australia. The first phase of study is to transfer TBL method from SUT to BINUS. BINUS will adapt the teaching and learning process that has been used by SUT. The second phase is the implementation of blended learning with the TBL in BINUS teaching and learning process. The third phase is the comparative study between Indonesian and Australian students to find out factors that support and influence blended learning process within TBL approach.

Keywords

blended learning, team-based learning, student-centre learning

Proposed Year

2015

Budget Year

2015

Contract Number

081.A/VR.RTT/VIII/2015

Funding Company

DIKTI

Researcher

  • Hery Harjono Muljo
  • Ir. Harjanto Prabowo

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