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Blended Learning in the University English Courses: Case Study

  • Blanka KlimovaEmail author
  • Ivana Simonova
  • Petra Poulova
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10309)

Abstract

At present, thanks to the development of modern information and communication technologies, the higher education institutions run most of their courses also online. In foreign language teaching/learning the blended form is widely applied. Therefore, the aim of this article is to show through a case study how the blended learning form of instruction can be effective in practice. This is illustrated at the example of seven English courses taught in a blended form at the Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove. The authors describe the current blended English courses and analyze data collected from online evaluation reports. They demonstrate in figures how effective students’ learning in these courses is. In the final part, the crucial didactic conclusions are presented.

Keywords

Blended learning Online courses English courses ESP Case study Full-time students Part-time students Students’ performance 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This research was financially supported by the SPEV. In addition, the authors thank Jan Freiberg for his help with the data.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Hradec KraloveHradec KraloveCzech Republic

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