United Arab Emirates University (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2019 Proceedings
Publication year: 2019
Pages: 11692-11696
ISBN: 978-84-09-14755-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2019.2936
Conference name: 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 11-13 November, 2019
Location: Seville, Spain
Public Schools in Abu Dhabi have been vividly provided with effective resilient e-learning programs through Alef Education and the MOE Learning Management System (LMS), which both present the 21st century models for blended learning to provide learners with the quality of teaching and learning experience. This paper is purposed to reflect on four real experiences in a C2 & C3 School in Abu Dhabi under the implementation of two different paradigms of blended learning in 2019. The reflection of the four cases in this paper is targeted to answer two prime questions on the teachers’ understanding of blended learning, and the impact of such effective methodology in learning on students’ achievement and their attainment and progress in precise. The four cases are for different teachers and different students from various grade levels in the same school. All Teachers of the four cases were involved in the same training sessions for Alef and the LMS before starting the programs, and offered with the needed devices (laptops) for everyone, and their classrooms were equipped highly for the implementation, and the school principal and the Alf/LMS coordinator regularly observed the teachers with the same criteria for all of them in order to evaluate the implementation of the new e-learning in the school. The literature related to blended learning is interrogated here to define “blended learning” from different authors’ perspectives and compare them then with the teachers’ understanding about the concept from their own perspectives and their practices. A recommendation to improve both programs and to support teachers is comprised in the conclusion after presenting the four cases of study.
Blended Learning, E-Learning, Alef, LMS