Abstract—The Arab Open University (AOU) implemented the blended learning system since 2002 in its seven branches: Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain and Oman. Within a decade of its operation, it is a conventional practice to examine this new approach and evaluate the convergence between Internet-based and traditional education. A questionnaire has been adopted along with interviews and empirical observations targeting faculty members in three different programmes. Raw data has been generated to evaluate the status quo of the blended learning at AOU using radar charts. Six-area radar chart was used in order to measure quality in the system’s development. Variations in the related variables lead us to where decisions should be taken to improve a shortcoming or to sustain a good practice.
Index Terms—Blended learning, open learning, evaluation, radar chart, qualitative research
The authors are with Arab Open University-Kuwait (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Hassan Sharafuddin and Chekra Allani, "Evaluation of the Blended Learning System in Higher Education: AOU – Kuwait," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 412-414, 2012.