Learning Outcomes and Challenges in Blended Learning

  • S Selvakumar Ph.D. Scholar (Education), Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
  • P Sivakumar Dean, Faculty of Education, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Blended Learning, New traditional Approach, Best of both worlds, instructional strategies, Teaching and Learning processes, Capabilities of Blended Learning, Two key Learning Experiences


The general notion of technology in education is reflected in the design, preparation and other pedagogical materials for Educational Institutions. There are many advantages of using Information and Communication Technology in the pedagoguism process. Classroom innovative practices are becoming the center of attention and solely replacing the traditional approaches because of futuristic demands and needs of the higher education. Blended Learning is the integration of both traditional and novel teaching–learning processes, and has shifted the culture of teaching–learning from instructor-centered to becoming student–centered. Blended learning is one of e-learning models integrating an online course and face to face classroom by optimizing the use of Information Communication Technologies as instructional media in order to enhance the teaching and learning experience for the students and teachers. The blended learning environment also offers the opportunity to use time in a more effective and flexible way by extending instruction time out of the class walls. Blended Learning gives students the opportunity to receive personal attention while retaining the much-needed (for some) control provided by the face to face classroom environment. In this paper a discussion has been carried out about the capabilities, learning outcomes, and challenges in blended learning.

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