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Implications of implementing a hybrid learning approach at the University of Guyana
Baraton Interdisciplinary Research Journal (BIRJ) (2013)
  • Kerwin A. Livingstone, University of Guyana
Abstract

Online learning and teaching is pervading higher education (HE) and many Universities are faced with the challenge of incorporating technology in education to meet the needs of students. The objective of this paper is to examine the implications of introducing a hybrid learning approach at the University of Guyana. A rationale has been established as to why this need is so germane. Literature has been reviewed and discussed, concerning face to face (F2F), online and blended instruction and the pertinence of these in current HE pedagogies. Special emphasis is paid to the transformative potential of blended learning to confront HE challenges and produce lasting learning experiences. A mandatory rethinking and restructuring of students’ experiences has also been highlighted. Administrative and leadership issues are dealt with and an action plan outline to introduce and employ a blended learning approach is offered. Conclusions are drawn from the information presented, with a view to establishing that hybrid learning sustains the values of conventional HE establishments and, irrefutably, possess the power to engender significant educational experiences.

Keywords
  • online learning,
  • face to face (F2F) instruction; hybrid learning; blended learning; traditional approach,
  • higher education.
Publication Date
December, 2013
Citation Information
Kerwin A. Livingstone. "Implications of implementing a hybrid learning approach at the University of Guyana" Baraton Interdisciplinary Research Journal (BIRJ) Vol. 3 Iss. 2 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kerwin_livingstone/31/