Blended Learning Activities in Blended Learning Environments: Experiences from Mzumbe University, Tanzania

ID: 53101 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Haruni Machumu, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  2. Mohamed Ghasia, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, Belgium
  3. Albogast K. Musabila, Mzumbe University, Tanzania

Wednesday, June 27 4:10-4:30 PM Location: De Dam 1 View on map

Presider: Kurt Ackermann, Hokusei Gakuen University Junior College, Japan

Abstract: 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.


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