Students’ experiences and challenges of blended learning at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

by Joel S Mtebe and Christina Raphael
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 2013, Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 124-136

13 pp. 1.0 MB:
http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/include/getdoc.php?id=5686&article=1690&mode=pdf

This paper reports on students’ experiences as well as challenges University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) has been facing during the implementation of blended learning courses in Tanzania. The study has revealed outdated learning resources, unavailability of instructors during live online sessions, under-utilization of Learning Centres, and technical difficulties are the main factors that affect students from exceling well in blended learning programmes. These findings have a number of important lessons and implications for similar institutions running blended learning or wishing to implement blended learning specifically in developing countries.

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