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ERIC Number: EJ1169418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
Blended Learning and Student Satisfaction: An Investigation into an EAP Writing Course
Abbas, Zainab Ibrahim
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v9 n1 p102-105 Feb 2018
This paper investigates students satisfaction in a blended English writing course for Academic Purposes in Iraq. Blended learning is a novel mode of approaching education and learning in Iraq so it is very relevant to attempt to determine what factors can help it its success. Its novelty comes not from its use of online platforms such as Moodle but blending the traditional face-to face approach and distance teaching in a way that foster critical thinking and ongoing participation of the students. Different factors were emphasized and investigated regarding satisfaction, among them, the instructor-student and student-student interaction, in addition to the pedagogical aspect of the course. Student's background such as their job and age and family status were not considered in this study. A modified questionnaire of student's satisfaction in an online course was used to determine the approximate of satisfaction. The result of the research helped the administration office to apply some improvements to the newly-founded blended courses in Iraq.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iraq
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