Blended Modality: A Choice of the Students in Higher Education

Keywords: Blended learning, F2F learning, Interaction, Feedback, Exposure e
Ambika Prasad Poudel - Department of English Education, Dhankuta Multiple Campus, Dhankuta, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Published Date: 2019-04-03

The pedagogical approaches in this 21 st century world have been modified in many ways with the rapid advancements and innovations in science and technology. The modes of teaching and learning such as distance learning (DL), online learning (OL), and blended learning (BL) are some of the modalities that are becoming popular at present. For some years now, blended modality (BM) of learning is spreading out rapidly and widely as a new pedagogical approach. In recent years, the use of BM is gradually increasing in Nepalese educational institutions too. This study has made an attempt to explore the students’ perception towards blended modality of learning; and its benefits and challenges as a learning approach in the context of higher education in Nepal. Based on a survey- based questionnaire and semi-structured interview as research tools, it has been found in the study that the students had positive attitudes towards BM, and it was very useful to those learners in higher education, who needed to take family and job responsibilities together with their study. Besides, it was reported that though Internet connectivity was one of the main problems, the students were able to take the advantages of both F2F (face to face) and OL through BM.

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