Blended Learning for Lifelong Learning: An Innovation for College Education Students

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Ava Clare Marie O. Robles 1,*

1. College of Education, Mindanao State University, General Santos City, Philippines

* Corresponding author.


Received: 14 Mar. 2012 / Revised: 15 Apr. 2012 / Accepted: 10 May 2012 / Published: 8 Jun. 2012

Index Terms

Blended Learning, Technology, Lifelong Learning


With the fast developing and changing transport of technology, new trends and learning opportunities were ushered in the field of Education. This transformation restructures the teaching-learning operation. As a result, educators encounter different learning preferences of students due to the emerging learning needs brought by technology. Although many universities here and abroad recognize the potential of blended learning, there is still lack of implementation on how blended learning be planned, designed and applied. 
In response to this need, an empirical study on the use of blended learning approach was conducted, which involved the mixing of face-to-face and online delivery methods. Thus, the main purpose of this paper was to find out the effect of blended learning (BL) approach on the students' performance in education subjects.
Additionally, this work presents instructional strategies on how to effectively integrate content, pedagogy and technology to enhance the teaching and learning of education courses. This provided the most effective and efficient learning experiences on both teachers and learners with its practical applications against retailed software which often burden many universities. 
Finally, some implications on how to effectively blend pedagogy and technology, which inevitably lead to significant enhancement of the curriculum, were also discussed.

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Ava Clare Marie O. Robles, "Blended Learning for Lifelong Learning: An Innovation for College Education Students", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.4, no.6, pp.1-8, 2012. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2012.06.01


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