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Refining the blend

This project sought to answer the questions:

  1. What are students’ preferences, expectations, and experiences with regard to their learning experiences?
  2. How might this inform development of a student-centered framework for learning for a dual mode cohort?

This qualitative study explored student preferences, expectations and experiences with regard to learning experiences in the QUT Master of Information Technology (Library and Information Studies) (MIT(LIS)) and Master of Information Science (Library and Information Practice) (MIS(LIP)). The project incorporated an interview study that explored students’ expectations for and experience of studying in the MIT(LIS) and the MIS(LIP). A questionnaire provided data related to students’ experiences with and preferences for particular teaching and learning strategies used in the course.

Given increasing student demand for flexibility and prevalence of blended learning designs, the findings from this study are broadly applicable beyond the course.

Project team

  • Dr Kate Davis (lead)
  • Professor Helen Partridge
  • Dr Elham Sayyad Abdi
  • Dr Linh Nguyen (research assistant)
  • Katya Henry (research assistant)
  • Lynn McAllister (research assistant)
  • Clare Thorpe (research assistant)


QUT Science and Engineering Faculty Teaching and Learning Grant ($15,000)


Publication currently in press (August 2019).

Questions? Contact us

Contact Dr Kate Davis at kate.davis@usq.edu.au