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Pages: 7236-7239
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.1932

Conference name: 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2017
Location: Seville, Spain

PERSPECTIVES OF STUDENTS ON ADOPTING BLENDED LEARNING MODEL FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN A SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITY

J.L. Thabane, S.M. Seeletse

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SOUTH AFRICA)
Blended learning is a new approach to learning in a effective and efficient way. Developed institutions use only blended methods in teaching and learning. As a result, blended learning is best practice in education facilitation. In a collaboration between Statistics & Operations Research and Computer Science departments, some BSc Honours students were not satisfied that their research projects were blended with various methods, where technology was fully incorporated in a Statistics (Stats) project. A study was then conducted to determine the perceptions of undergraduate Stats students to determine the degree of their interest in integrating blended learning in their studies. Data were collected from 96 first and second year students using a questionnaire. Though resistance was shown in some students, there were five factors identified as significant influencers of interest in blended learning. The factors are the ability to reflect on previous learning; the ability to engage more in the study; the use of personal devices; evidence of increasing pass rates; and the capability to provide information on the modules for which the students have enrolled. Without these conditions, students were basically unwilling to adopt blended learning.
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title = {PERSPECTIVES OF STUDENTS ON ADOPTING BLENDED LEARNING MODEL FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN A SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITY},
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J.L. Thabane, S.M. Seeletse (2017) PERSPECTIVES OF STUDENTS ON ADOPTING BLENDED LEARNING MODEL FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN A SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITY, ICERI2017 Proceedings, pp. 7236-7239.
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