Blended Learning Pedagogy in Higher Education
Blended learning, a combination of traditional face-to-face and online learning, is being increasingly adopted by higher educational institutions worldwide. The popularity of blended learning in higher education attests the increasing appreciation of its potential to facilitate and enhance student learning. The term “blended learning” has been defined variously. Garrison and Vaughan (2008, p. 148) suggest blended learning as “the organic integration of thoughtfully selected and complementary face-to-face and online approaches and technologies.”
Broadly speaking, blended learning refers to teaching and learning conducted via a combination of face-to-face classroom learning and technology-based online learning approaches. It combines the traditional face-to-face teaching with online teaching methods to enhance and extend the learning opportunities for students.
Potential Benefits of Blended Learning
There are many perceived benefits of adopting a blended learning model in...
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