Examining the Use of Blended Learning to Enhance Students’ Critical Thinking Skills
Hatem Alotebi, Cleveland State University, United States ; Regina Giraldo-García, Clevelad State University, United States ; Mamta Roy, Cleveland State University, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, LA, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-12-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Abstract: In this age of information technology and globalization there is an inherent need for students to be prepared in such a way that they use critical thinking skills proactively. With current available access to a vast number of sources of information, the profitable use of technology provides a series of challenges and opportunities for the learner. Traditional instruction emphasized a teacher-dominated, test-oriented, and mechanistic approach that provided little opportunities for developing students' critical thinking skills (Huang, Hung, & Cheng 2012). In the present age, the instructional strategies are more student-centered that focus on meeting diverse educational needs. The effective use of technology, in combination with the application of critical thinking skills will prepare the students for 21st century work-force.
Alotebi, H., Giraldo-García, R. & Roy, M. (2014). Examining the Use of Blended Learning to Enhance Students’ Critical Thinking Skills. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 71-76). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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