How Teachers’ Support Affects Learners’ Participation in Blended Learning

  • Su Mu
  • Jinxiu QiaoEmail author
  • Meng Cui
  • Xiaojin Wang
  • Dongmei Tang
  • Han Zhang
  • Yue Feng
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1048)


Numerous studies have shown that blended learning is an effective modern learning method. Teachers, as the guides in online learning and monitors in the classroom, play an increasingly important role in blended learning. In order to study the influence of teacher support behavior on learners’ learning activities in blended learning, this paper took the Liru online courses “Practice of Distance Education” as an example to carry out empirical research. The overall research idea is to divide the teaching activities into three modules: autonomy learning activities, interactive learning activities and expanding learning activities, Then, 43 undergraduates who study the course are recorded and analyzed in the Liru online courses for one semester of learning behavior data. By analyzing the teachers’ support in various teaching activities, the impact of teacher support on the learning participation of learners in the various stages of teaching activities is explored. The analysis yields two main findings: first, in the self-learning activities, the access of students’ resources is affected by the evaluation of teachers’ performance. The frequency of the lecture materials that are closely related to the students’ visits and tests is significantly more than other materials, such as learning introduction, teaching objectives and other materials; Second, the real-time interactive question conducted by teachers in classroom interactive learning activities can effectively promote students’ active participation in learning activities.


Blended learning Teachers’ support Learning activity Learning participation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Su Mu
    • 1
  • Jinxiu Qiao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Meng Cui
    • 1
  • Xiaojin Wang
    • 1
  • Dongmei Tang
    • 1
  • Han Zhang
    • 1
  • Yue Feng
    • 1
  1. 1.South China Normal UniversityGuangzhouChina

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