interesting method is the blended participation, where the teacher and some students
are in the classroom, whereas some students are ‘only’ digitally present (Wang,
Quek and Hu,2017). This is an interesting method, however my reflection here is
that possibly, the students that are virtually present have a disadvantage and
therefore, such a method should be applied if the face-to-face communication is
considered advantageous in a specific course, and the reason why some of the
students are virtually connected with the rest of the class is practical, for
instance due to distance. Or is such a design with blended participation beneficial
for all the students? I believe that future research can focus on possible
advantages of the blended participation design compared to more traditional
types of synchronous communication, that is in-person or online.

Blended participation