Can Blended Learning be the New-Normal in the Post-Pandemic Higher Educational Institutions?

Author:- Md. AL-AMİN, Ishrat JAHAN, Md. Fajlay RABBİ, Ummay ISLAM
Category:- Journal; Year:- 2021
Discipline:- Institute of Education and Research
School:- Education School

Abstract

This study attempted to find out the scopes and challenges of implementing blended learning. 230 university students were selected using the ‘convenience sampling’ technique. In this study, most of the tertiary level students have attended online classes from cities and they were not satisfied with the assessment process of online classes as well as found difficulty in understanding technical courses. Many respondents also perceived that blended learning would be helpful for the slow learners, would help to develop digital literacy, would decrease the hours of traditional classes though overall learning might be increased. However, students felt that unstable internet connection was the biggest challenge for the implementation of blended learning. Most of the respondents thought that lack of necessary devices/technologies, lack of motivation for self-regulated learning, lack of interaction between facilitators and students, and lack of proper assessment strategies are the challenges for implementing blended learning in the higher educational institutions.

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