Blended learning implementation in secondary education for girls: case study Tatweer project Saudi Arabia

Resource type
Journal Article
Author/contributor
Title
Blended learning implementation in secondary education for girls: case study Tatweer project Saudi Arabia
Abstract
Blended learning (BL) has been the subject of much research recently, and the present research adds to this growing body of knowledge as the first substantial study on BL in secondary education for girls in Saudi Arabia. Based on field work comprising interviews and questionnaires this research reports the results of an exploratory, empirical case study of a large-scale programme (Tatweer project) for the introduction of blended learning into 25 traditional secondary girls' schools in Saudi Arabia. Adopting the interpretive research paradigm the objective of the study is to gain rich insight into blended learning guided by the effect of BL on female education. The study demonstrates a number of positive effects of BL on students' engagement and self-development, however, problems with the workloads of students and the failure of teachers to integrate face-to-face learning with e-learning are also observed. Throughout the research Sharpe et al.'s (2006) 8-dimensional framework of BL is applied in a new way to assess the implementation level of BL. This results in the recommendation to extend this framework with an ethical dimension. Further recommendations of the work are to actively seek feedback from key stakeholder groups during BL implementation, to use BL for teacher training in BL, and to measure performance indicators like students' workloads during the transition of traditional schools to BL.
Publication
International Journal of Academic Research and Reflection
Volume
4
Issue
7
Pages
15
Date
2016
Language
en
Library Catalog
Zotero
Citation
Bukhari, E. G. (2016). Blended learning implementation in secondary education for girls: case study Tatweer project Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Academic Research and Reflection, 4(7), 15. https://www.idpublications.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Full-Paper-BLENDED-LEARNING-IMPLEMENTATION-IN-SECONDARY-EDUCATION-FOR-GIRLS-CASE-STUDY-TATWEER-PROJECT.pdf