Implementation of Blended Learning in Higher Learning Institutions: A Review of Literature

  •  Amrien Hamila Maarop    
  •  Mohamed Amin Embi    


While many educational premises including higher learning institutions favor blended learning over traditional approach and merely online learning, some academicians are still apprehensive about teaching in blended learning. The aim of this review is to synthesize the available evidence in the literature on challenges faced in implementing blended learning as well as the recommendations or lessons learnt from the experience. Eight articles published between January 2010 and December 2013 were appraised. This review revealed that among the challenges faced by the instructors are increased workload and time devotion, lack of pedagogical and technical skills to conduct the program and difficulty in finding the right blend between face-to-face and online learning. The review also discovered the importance of staff training, support and networking as strategies to help instructors deal with such issues.

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