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ERIC Number: EJ1068841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-0559
From Blended to Online Learning: Components of the Gap
Santally, Mohammad Issack
Journal of Educational Technology, v2 n1 p52-59 Apr-Jun 2005
At the University of Mauritius, blended learning is defined as the application of technology to support a range of teaching and learning activities in courses that are mainly given to full-time undergraduate students on campus and part-time mature students on postgraduate programmes. This article reports the observations of two studies that were carried out at the University of Mauritius. The first study was carried out in August 2003 with a hundred first year students who were enrolled on the CSE1010e module offered on the Virtual Campus. The second study was carried out in August 2004 with a first batch of 15 students who were enrolled on the Masters programme in Computer-Mediated Communications and Pedagogy. It is obvious from the results that students perceive that their learning experience has improved but they would still prefer keeping face-to-face sessions rather than moving completely online. The barriers to the implementation of such approaches are briefly discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mauritius
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