Blended Learning: The Possibilities of Benefiting from Others' Experiences and Problems of Implementations at the Lebanese University
International Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education and Behavioural Science
Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2017, Pages: 70-75
Received: Oct. 18, 2017; Accepted: Dec. 19, 2017; Published: Jan. 11, 2018
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Ali Abdalla El-Husseini, Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
Abeer Taha, Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
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Abstract
The inevitable fact is that the revolutionary growth of the Communication and Information Technology (CIT), in a remarkably short period of time, is changing the world, and consequently, the face of education rapidly. In most of the world’s modern credible universities, it can be clearly seen that CIT has become an essential element in the teaching-learning process. Not catching up with technology, teaching at the Lebanese University is done in a traditional way from presentation to assessment, and the high percentage of failure in many faculties is not but evidence of the poor quality of learning. Moreover, the curriculum does not take into consideration individual learning styles, which are supposed to have their impact on learning. Furthermore, during the past years, many faculties in several branches (mainly Saida, Beqaa, Tripoli) closed for several reasons and both students' and teachers' time was wasted, and under a lot of time pressure, tried to cover the syllabi by the end of the year. Consequently, this study proposes Blended Learning as a solution to these problems and it tries to explore whether the Lebanese University can benefit from the experiences of other universities implementing Blended Learning. It also addresses the problems the Lebanese University might face in implementing such a program, which is a mix of Distance Education (DE) and classroom teaching despite the fact that itcan improve learning quality at the Lebanese University (LU).
Keywords
Blended Learning, Distance Learning, Lebanese University, Communication and Information Technonolgy (CIT)
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Ali Abdalla El-Husseini, Abeer Taha, Blended Learning: The Possibilities of Benefiting from Others' Experiences and Problems of Implementations at the Lebanese University, International Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education and Behavioural Science. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2017, pp. 70-75. doi: 10.11648/j.ijhpebs.20170306.12
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