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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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    • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
QUniversity, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good-quality papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the related fields.

IJIET 2012 Vol.2(4): 412-414 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2012.V2.166

Evaluation of the Blended Learning System in Higher Education: AOU – Kuwait

Hassan Sharafuddin and Chekra Allani

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: sharafha@aou.edu.kw, c.allani@aou.edu.kw).


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.

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