||Designing an Effective Blended Learning Course Designing an Effective Blended Learning Course
小湊, 彩子Kominato, Ayako
105 , 2018-03 , 新潟工科大学
The present study reports on an attempt to incorporate e-learning into remedial English class at a Japanese technological university with the application of previous research findings. Eight suggestions regarding the effective use of e-learning were derived from six previous research papers. A blended learning class was designed based on the suggestions and implemented for one academic year. To evaluate the effectiveness of this method, a questionnaire survey was conducted at the end of the first semester, and the same English test was administered at the beginning of the first and second academic years in order to see if students had made any academic improvement. Most of the 23 participants, who were placed in a lower level English class, thought that e-learning helped them study out of class regularly and gain a better understanding of what they had learned in class. The results of pre- and post- tests showed a statistically significant improvement. Overall, this blended learning approach produced positive results.