Evaluation of hybrid and distance education learning environments in Spain

  • Rosario Ferrer-Cascales University of Alicante
  • Scott L. Walker Northwest Vista College
  • Abilio Reig-Ferrer Universidad de Alicante
  • María Dolores Fernández-Pascual Universidad de Alicante
  • Natalia Albaladejo-Blázquez Universidad de Alicante

Abstract

This article describes the adaptation and validation of the Distance Education Learning Environments Survey(DELES) for use in investigating the qualities found in distance and hybrid education psycho-social learning environments in Spain. As Europe moves toward post-secondary student mobility, equanimity in access to higher education, and more standardised degree programs across the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) the need for a high quality method for continually assessing the excellence of distance and hybrid learning environments has arisen. This study outlines how the English language DELES was adapted into the new Spanish-Distance Education Learning Environments Survey (S-DELES) for use with a Bachelor of Psychology and Criminology degree program offering both distance and hybrid education classes. We present the relationships between psycho-social learning environment perceptions and those of student affect. We also present the asynchronous aspects of the environment, scale means, and a comparison between the perceptions of distance education students and their hybrid education counterparts that inform the university about the baseline health of the information and communication technologies (ICT) environment within which the study was conducted.

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Author Biographies

Rosario Ferrer-Cascales, University of Alicante
Department of Health Psychology,
University of Alicante
Scott L. Walker, Northwest Vista College
Department of Social Sciences
Northwest Vista College
Abilio Reig-Ferrer, Universidad de Alicante
Department of Health Psychology, University of Alicante
María Dolores Fernández-Pascual, Universidad de Alicante
Department of Health Psychology, University of Alicante
Natalia Albaladejo-Blázquez, Universidad de Alicante
Department of Health Psychology, University of Alicante.
Published
2011-11-27
How to Cite
Ferrer-Cascales, R., Walker, S. L., Reig-Ferrer, A., Fernández-Pascual, M. D., & Albaladejo-Blázquez, N. (2011). Evaluation of hybrid and distance education learning environments in Spain. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 27(7). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.906