• ISSN: 2010-0248
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IJIMT 2020 Vol.11(5): 146-149 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2020.11.5.893

The Impact of Digital Natives on Blended Learning Scenarios

Gögele S., Schweiger G., and Kletzenbauer P.
Abstract— Digital natives are currently challenging higher educational institutions in Austria as they demand different learning and teaching approaches – calling for major educational reforms. This is especially true for part-time degree programmes whose courses mostly run in form of blended learning modules. Meeting the needs and interests of digital natives is thus a constant concern of the IT faculty at the University of Applied Sciences FH JOANNEUM. A recent online survey among their current students and applicants (in total 150 students) revealed that it takes more to engage students in blended learning environments than simply manage course content over an online platform. From the survey, it could be concluded that new ways in teaching and learning have to be found for learners and teachers to profit from this paradigm shift. In this context, technology plays a crucial role inside and outside the classroom as it seems to be the most suitable to explore students’ engagement with the content taught. The analysis of the survey shows that the use of technology, especially in blended learning scenarios, is a complex and dynamic process and needs to be explored in detail in order to not only strengthen the cognitive learning habits but also the learning outcomes of digital natives.

Index Terms— Digital natives, future of learning, learning scenarios, study environment.

S. Gögele is with the Internet-Technology and Applications Institute at the FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, Alte Poststraße 147, 8020 Graz, Austria (e-mail: sonja.goegele@fh-joanneum.at). G. Schweiger and P. Kletzenbauer are with the FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, Alte Poststraße 147, 8020 Graz, Austria (e-mail: gert.schweiger@fh-joanneum.at, petra.kletzenbauer@fh-joanneum.at).

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Cite: Gögele S., Schweiger G., and Kletzenbauer P., " The Impact of Digital Natives on Blended Learning Scenarios," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 146-149, 2020.

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