Enhancing education in the UAE through blended learning

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Enhancing education in the UAE through blended learning

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Abstract

The advent of technology has changed the landscape in post-secondary academic institutions and technology-enhanced university courses are becoming the norm. While Distance Education was previously restricted to traditional correspondence having limited options for student interaction with the instructor and no interaction with other learners, technology's progression changed the context drastically. One of the emerging delivery modes is blended learning which combines the advantages of technology enhanced face-to-face instruction and electronic supported learning. The chapter offers a general overview of the influence of technological development on the post-secondary Distance Education sector and presents the advantages of the blended learning approach. Insights are offered from a UAE e-learning University case study while discussing implications for university professors and faculty members pertinent to instructional design and course delivery. © 2013, IGI Global.

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Book

ISBN

['9781466619845']

First Page

194

Last Page

207

Publication Date

12-1-2012

DOI

10.4018/978-1-4666-1984-5.ch014

Author First name, Last name, and Institution

Rana M. Tamim, Zayed University

Enhancing education in the UAE through blended learning

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