The idea of implementing blended learning to increase students learning and student engagement began through spending hundreds of hours researching. This research led to the development of a literature review providing both benefits and challenges that occur through this model. There are multiple resources that support the blended learning model, however this research lacks the specific knowledge of how students effect 8th grade BIM (Business Information Management) students at the Middle School level. To obtain documentation and accurate information on how this model affects a specific school, demographics, and content, it is significant to conduct action research. The majority of research through case studies are conducted academicians and some findings do not take in the teacher’s point of view (Mertler, 2016). Action research provides a solution to reflect on the teacher’s specific audience of innovation and situation. In addition to the Updated Literature Review, an Research Action Outline and Plan have been developed to ensure accuracy, accountability, and that ethical practices have been conducted. Following this outline and plan, relevant data will provide information on how students learning is effected with a blended learning model.
Mertler, C. A. (2016). Action research: Improving schools and empowering educators (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-1483389059