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A Multi-Dimensional Hybrid Learning Environment for Business Education: A Knowledge Dynamics Perspective

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Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Educational Development Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Academic Editors: Grigorios L. Kyriakopoulos and Constantin Bratianu
Sustainability 2021, 13(7), 3889; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073889
Received: 31 January 2021 / Revised: 18 February 2021 / Accepted: 23 February 2021 / Published: 1 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Collection Knowledge Management and Business Education)
The main promise of new, digitally enabled and hybrid learning environments is to enable future-ready knowledge workers by equipping them with business and digital competences. However, business education (BE) research often focuses on the problems of instructional design and individual disciplines, rather than on the challenges of developing a holistic knowledge and competences required to ensure students’ long-term employability. This paper, to address this gap, approaches BE as a knowledge dynamics field that consists of rational, emotional and spiritual knowledge and proposes a related framework to serve as a guide for developing and analyzing a hybrid learning environment (HLE) that would support BE. Then, it uses the developed framework in an interview-based study to understand the students’ perceptions of how the implementation of an HLE in postgraduate course stimulated knowledge dynamics for BE. The results show that the HLE stimulated different aspects of knowledge due to the diversity of modes of learning-Face-to-Face (F2F) and online, the diversification of learning sources and the internationalization of the course-level curriculum. These results pave the direction for teachers to use the knowledge framework as a compass for future implementations and evaluations of similar methods. View Full-Text
Keywords: hybrid learning environment; hybrid learning; blended learning; business education; knowledge dynamics; higher education; learning objectives hybrid learning environment; hybrid learning; blended learning; business education; knowledge dynamics; higher education; learning objectives
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Pavlidou, I.; Dragicevic, N.; Tsui, E. A Multi-Dimensional Hybrid Learning Environment for Business Education: A Knowledge Dynamics Perspective. Sustainability 2021, 13, 3889. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073889

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Pavlidou I, Dragicevic N, Tsui E. A Multi-Dimensional Hybrid Learning Environment for Business Education: A Knowledge Dynamics Perspective. Sustainability. 2021; 13(7):3889. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073889

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Pavlidou, Ioanna, Nikolina Dragicevic, and Eric Tsui. 2021. "A Multi-Dimensional Hybrid Learning Environment for Business Education: A Knowledge Dynamics Perspective" Sustainability 13, no. 7: 3889. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073889

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