Year 2021, Volume 22 , Issue 3, Pages 213 - 235 2021-07-01

IMPACTS OF BLENDED LEARNING SYSTEMS ON AOU STUDENTS’ SATISFACTION: AN INVESTIGATIONAL ANALYSIS OF KSA’S BRANCH

Hussein AL-BAZAR [1] , Hussein ABDEL-JABER [2] , Ebtisam LABIB [3] , Mohammad AL-MADI [4]


Nowadays, blended learning represents a combination of both e-learning and Face-to-Face learning approaches, which has been considered as an emerging concept of modern education. It has been regarded as a prominent alternative learning approach compared to the conventional e-learning approach. The degree of satisfaction of students with blended learning played a crucial role in evaluating the effectiveness of adopted techniques for blended learning. Therefore, this study examines a number of key factors that affect students’ satisfaction within a blended learning environment among undergraduate students involved in a private university in Saudi Arabia. In this paper, a comprehensive online questionnaire is used to assess the impact of blended learning based on seven factors of the blended learning environment. The respondents for this study are generally 221 young undergraduate students with an average age of 20-30 years old. The collected data is analysed by using SmartPLS 3. The results reveal that students are mostly satisfied with the blended learning factors, particularly, with the convergence of the Face-to-Face and Videoconferencing classes and the role of their instructors. Those students are moderately satisfied with the SIS, the online forums, and their course materials and modules, and least satisfied with the LMS and the E-library factors. Accordingly, the suggested recommendations pertaining to the future research are highlighted where this paper offers useful insights for future researchers based on different empirical evidences.
Blended learning, online learning, students’ satisfaction, learning environment.
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Hussein AL-BAZAR (Primary Author)
Institution: Arab Open University
Country: Saudi Arabia


Author: Hussein ABDEL-JABER
Institution: Arab Open University
Country: Saudi Arabia


Author: Ebtisam LABIB
Institution: Arab Open University
Country: Saudi Arabia


Author: Mohammad AL-MADI
Institution: Arab Open University
Country: Saudi Arabia


Dates

Application Date : August 23, 2020
Acceptance Date : July 30, 2021
Publication Date : July 1, 2021

APA Al-bazar, H , Abdel-jaber, H , Labıb, E , Al-madı, M . (2021). IMPACTS OF BLENDED LEARNING SYSTEMS ON AOU STUDENTS’ SATISFACTION: AN INVESTIGATIONAL ANALYSIS OF KSA’S BRANCH . Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 22 (3) , 213-235 . DOI: 10.17718/tojde.961839