(“Technology Enhanced Education”, R.Crepon, REES2015 conference, Dublin / Ireland, 07/15/2015)
In this work-in-progress paper, we provide the first results obtained from a research project on the design of digital learning resources for blended learning in both academia and industry. Using design based research methodology, we engineered an e-learning module for an introductory course in geostatistics, in real world settings and in collaboration with faculty members from university and instructors from industry. The learning resource, a self-paced tutorial, has been used for blended learning in several institutions: one engineering school, three engineering companies and one public research institute so far.
In this paper, we put together the quantitative data we collected from the learners in both contexts. In particular, we provide some comparative statistics on their characteristics, their satisfaction level and their perception of e-learning. We also describe the preliminary Structural Equation Model (SEM) built from the Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA).