Lyons & Evans (2013). Blended Learning to Increase Student Satisfaction. Internet Reference Services Quarterly 18:1, 43-53.
Students appreciated “the practical application of the facilitators’ replies, especially the chance for one-on-one time with the librarian.” p47
“Students were able to continue their research during the week, at their convenience, without having to wait until the next in-person meeting” p48
“Participation in both semesters was at a highest when students were asked about their search strategies and the librarian assisted with selecting library databases and subject headings for their search terms” p48
“Students felt distant from the activity when there was a lack of immediate responses to posts” p48
Students “were surprised by how passionate people became about their projects” p48
Unexpected benefit: the level “students learned from each other in this venue, including finding motivation, focus, insight, and understanding from their peers’ feedback”” p49-50