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Parent and Student Perceptions
of a Blended Learning
Experience
Jason Siko
Assistant Professor of
Educational Technology
G...
Research Questions
1.What are the perceptions of
students in a blended learning class?
2.What are the perceptions of paren...
Setting
• AY2011-2012
• Large, suburban, Midwestern high school (~1800
students in grades 10-12)
• Culturally homogenous; ...
Methods
• Administered anonymous survey via Google
Forms to parents and students
o All students participated (n=47)
o Limi...
• Liked the independence
o Although some struggled with the autonomy (~liked the “pressure” of
being in class)
o Many admi...
Parents
Parent comments
• Excited with a little apprehension
• Some frustration with communication (grades)
o Despite access to on...
Implications
• Emphasize communication in teacher preparation
for blended instruction to both parents and
students
• Look ...
Questions?
Thanks for coming!
Jason P. Siko
Assistant Professor of
Educational
Technology
Grand Valley State
University
Grand Rapids,...
AERA 2014 - Parent and Student Perceptions of a Blended Learning Experience
AERA 2014 - Parent and Student Perceptions of a Blended Learning Experience
AERA 2014 - Parent and Student Perceptions of a Blended Learning Experience
AERA 2014 - Parent and Student Perceptions of a Blended Learning Experience
AERA 2014 - Parent and Student Perceptions of a Blended Learning Experience
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Siko, J. P., & Barbour, M. K. (2014, April). Parent and student perceptions of a blended learning experience. A paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

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  1. 1. Parent and Student Perceptions of a Blended Learning Experience Jason Siko Assistant Professor of Educational Technology Grand Valley State University Michael Barbour Director of Doctoral Studies Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership Sacred Heart University
  2. 2. Research Questions 1.What are the perceptions of students in a blended learning class? 2.What are the perceptions of parents whose students are in a blended learning class?
  3. 3. Setting • AY2011-2012 • Large, suburban, Midwestern high school (~1800 students in grades 10-12) • Culturally homogenous; however, diverse with respect to SES • Course: International Baccalaureate Biology – Higher Level (IB Bio-HL) o 43 students, grade 10 o 1st half of course – Face-to-face o 2nd half of course - blended
  4. 4. Methods • Administered anonymous survey via Google Forms to parents and students o All students participated (n=47) o Limited parent participation (n=14) • Descriptive statistics for Likert and selected- response questions • Open-ended questions were analyzed for themes using constant comparative method (Strauss & Corbin, 1994)
  5. 5. • Liked the independence o Although some struggled with the autonomy (~liked the “pressure” of being in class) o Many admitted to falling behind • Various “favorites”/”dislikes” • Some wanted more communication/had confusion
  6. 6. Parents
  7. 7. Parent comments • Excited with a little apprehension • Some frustration with communication (grades) o Despite access to online grades • “ABLE to get lazy…” • Overall, most seemed glad their student had the experience.
  8. 8. Implications • Emphasize communication in teacher preparation for blended instruction to both parents and students • Look for ways to mitigate organization and self- regulation issues
  9. 9. Questions?
  10. 10. Thanks for coming! Jason P. Siko Assistant Professor of Educational Technology Grand Valley State University Grand Rapids, MI sikojp@gmail.com sikoj@gvsu.edu http://jasonsiko.com @jasonsiko Michael K. Barbour Director of Doctoral Studies, Isabelle Farrington College of Education Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT mkbarbour@gmail.com http://michaelbarbour.com http://virtualschooling.wordpress.com @mkbshu

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