Blended Learning Activities in Blended Learning Environments: Experiences from Mzumbe University, Tanzania
Wednesday, June 27 4:10-4:30 PM
Presider:Kurt Ackermann, Hokusei Gakuen University Junior College, Japan
In Tanzania, learning management system (LMS) and content management system (CMS) such as Edmodo, Blackboard, Moodle and Canvas are used as platforms for BL (BL) delivery. Such delivery requires a combination of a variety of digital educational technologies and traditional instructional delivery modes in which assortment of academic activities support and enhance authentic academic learning. In this quasi-review article, we discuss several BL activities in BL environments (BLEs) with reference to Mzumbe University LMS nine years experiences. The paper used non-interactive research inquiry including literature review and quasi-participant observations. Ten BL courses including its actual practical execution both in LMS and traditional face-to-face were observed. Findings reveal that BL activities are conducted at distinct levels of learning and percentages.