Using blended learning strategies in teaching mixed methods research: A case in Hong Kong

  • Echo H Wu Murray State University
  • Samir Patel Murray State University

Abstract

This paper discusses the pedagogical strategies of blended learning to teach Hong Kong school teachers mixed methods research. The authors examine the implications of blending traditional teaching and more updated learning strategies with e-Learning, small group work, peer interaction, and role plays, to increase student comprehension and execution of mixed methods research. The authors utilize a case study to illustrate the blended approach in teaching mixed methods research.

Author Biographies

Echo H Wu, Murray State University
Echo Wu, Ph.D., is the Director of Center for Gifted Studies and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Educational Studies, Leadership & Counseling in the College of Education & Human Services at Murray State University (MSU). She studied at the University of Virginia (UVa) for her Ph.D. degree in 2004-2007, worked as an Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Institute of Education in 2007-2011, and a Visiting Professor at UVa in 2011-2012. She started the current job at MSU in August 2012. Contact: ewu@murraystate.edu
Samir Patel, Murray State University
Samir Patel, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Educational Studies, Leadership & Counseling in the College of Education at Murray State University (MSU), KY. Dr. Patel obtained his Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree in 2001 at the University of Central Florida, and continued his education in the same institution, and obtained his Master of Arts in Counselor Education in 2004 and Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education in 2010. He started the current job in August 2012. Contact: spatel4@murraystate.edu
Published
2016-09-01
Section
Articles