A Study on Blended Learning Environment – Students Perspective

  • Edukondala Rao Jetti Faculty Member, Department of Business Studies, University of Technology & Applied Sciences, Ibra, Oman
  • Ghaliya Ahmed AL-Fraji Student, Department of Business Studies, University of Technology & Applied Sciences, Ibra, Oman
  • Olaa Khlfan AL-Habsi Student, Department of Business Studies, University of Technology & Applied Sciences, Ibra, Oman
  • Zweina Salim AL-Rusheidi Students, Department of Business Studies, University of Technology & Applied Sciences, Ibra, Oman
Keywords: Blended Learning, Education, Moodle, Online Learning, Technology, Traditional Learning, etc.

Abstract

Blended learning is becoming important with online tools entering the teaching-learning process. Majority of the courses in higher education today are taught using information and communication technologies. These technologies help students to learn as well interact with their friends and teachers both on and off their classrooms. The present study is taken up to understand the perspective of the students at University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Ibra (UTAS, Ibra) on the blended learning practices used in the college. Online questionnaires are distributed, and responses are collected from 251 respondents belonging to different departments of the college using simple random sampling technique. The collected data is analysed using descriptive statistics and regression analysis using SPSS. The study revealed that use of online tools alongside face-to-face teaching improves quality of the teaching-learning process. The use of online learning platforms like Moodle helps students learn outside their classrooms too. Less technical problems and more information on Moodle enables students to work independently. The study emphasized on the role of blended learning in enhancing the effectiveness of the teaching-learning process.

Published
2023-01-01
Statistics
Abstract views: 277 times
PDF downloads: 188 times
Section
Articles