Enhancing Blends and Linguistics Courses.

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Issue Date
May 2017
Mahfouz, Inas
Journal Article
Linguistics courses in universities are largely dependent on lecturing where the professors explain linguistic theories and dry ideas to students. If students are lucky, they may get a chance to do some practice. This often takes the form of exercises or analyses that students prepare at home and discuss in class. Consequently, students consider linguistics courses boring. The paper describes a case study where Blended Learning (BL) techniques are used to enhance the teaching of linguistics. By the end of the course, the success of these techniques is measured through two of the five Sloan-C pillars namely, learning effectiveness and student satisfaction. The findings suggest that BL enriches the teaching and learning environment leading to better results.