Who favor blended learning more: Men or women? an explorative study on gender differences

Gavin Yulei Zhang, Mandy Yan Dang, Beverly Amer, Kevin Trainor

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Abstract

As a new pedagogical methodology, blended learning has become popular in higher education recently. With the purpose of combining advantages of the traditional, face-to-face classroom teaching and e-learning, blended learning can provide a student-centric learning environment where students can learn at their own pace with more flexibility. Previous blended learning research has focused more on either assessing advanced systems that are used to support the online part of blended classes or discussing the overall class designs. Little has been seen to examine the gender difference on this new learning environment. In this research-in-progress, we plan to address this gap by systematically examining gender differences on different dimensions of student learning. Interestingly, our preliminary results show that, in most cases, women tend to favor the blended learning environment more than men. We present details about our preliminary analysis and results, as well as the future research plan, in this research-in-progress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society
Subtitle of host publicationAre We Ready?, PACIS 2018
EditorsMotonari Tanabu, Dai Senoo
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9784902590838
StatePublished - 2018
Event22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?, PACIS 2018 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: Jun 26 2018Jun 30 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?, PACIS 2018

Conference

Conference22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?, PACIS 2018
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period6/26/186/30/18

Keywords

  • Blended learning
  • Gender differences
  • Overall learning perception
  • Self-related dimension
  • System-related dimension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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    Zhang, G. Y., Dang, M. Y., Amer, B., & Trainor, K. (2018). Who favor blended learning more: Men or women? an explorative study on gender differences. In M. Tanabu, & D. Senoo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?, PACIS 2018 (Proceedings of the 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?, PACIS 2018). Association for Information Systems.