ISSN: 2222-8713
Volume 7, Number 1 (2017)
Blended learning: a critical look at the pilot implementation within the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine–student & teacher perspectives
Riann Singh, Sherlan Cabralis, Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon
Given the implementation of a pilot blended programme in Sports Management at The UWI, St. Augustine Campus, this study evaluates the satisfaction, perceptions and recommendations of students and lecturers who interacted with this pilot format. Forty students who participated in the pilot were surveyed and eight teachers who delivered the blended teaching were interviewed. Descriptive and Content Analyses revealed that students and teachers were fairly satisfied and their perceptions were positive in most areas. A number of recommendations were, however, suggested to improve blended formats beyond the pilot approach. Student and teacher satisfaction, perceptions and recommendations are discussed and conclusions are derived to provide support for the implementation of blended learning on a broader basis across the University.