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IJLT 2024 Vol.10(3): 341-347
doi: 10.18178/ijlt.10.3.341-347

Human and Technology Mediation for Effective Blended Learning in Digital Higher Education

El Hadji Yaya Koné
Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Email: ekone@uottawa.ca

Manuscript received Augu st 23, 2023; revised November 29, 2023; accepted December 25, 2023; published May 17, 2024.

Abstract—Blended learning is a popular approach in higher education, but effective design and implementation by faculty remains a challenge that can impact the student experience. This research study explored how faculty can balance e-learning with face-to-face instruction to improve learning in a digital higher education environment. The conceptual framework articulated the constructs of blended learning and student support. Using an exploratory qualitative research method, the study examined two faculty members’ course design and implementation for affective and cognitive student support in the context of digital technology at a business school in Montreal, Canada. Findings reveal strategies for innovative and situated technology-based instruction in blended learning to enhance the student experience. Limitations of the study and implications for future research in post-pandemic higher education are highlighted. 
Keywords—blended learning, digital higher education, instructional design, student support 

Cite: El Hadji Yaya Koné, "Human and Technology Mediation for Effective Blended Learning in Digital Higher Education," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 341-347, 2024.

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