Using blended learning approach to deliver courses in an Engineering Programme: Online Course Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

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The paper discusses how the use of blended learning approach was adopted to deliver a 3rd year Mechanics of Machines course for Mechanical Engineering students at the University of Botswana. The course delivery involved a mix of both face-to-face and Blackboard technology to create an efficient and effective learning environment. A survey of 101 students was conducted over a period of 3 years for the respondents to evaluate their teaching and learning preferences. The results show that students accepted the blended learning approach because of its benefits. More lecturers are encouraged to use blended learning and teaching approaches to promote active, independent and lifelong learning. © 2018, IGI Global. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOnline Course Management
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781522554738
ISBN (Print)9781522554721
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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