Transforming online learning in TVET using blackboard

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Abstract

In view of the rapid need for using information and communication technology (ICT) in TVET, teachers need to realize and generate technology-based strategies. This study aimed to transform modules to online learning by using engaged learning theory via Blackboard system. Through a collection of students’ and teachers’ reflections, assignments and online records, it was found that students and teachers increased their level of participation in an e-learning environment but some costs and challenges were also identified. This paper employs a Business Studies module to illustrate the online learning transformation with Blackboard to report students’ and teachers’ responses. Furthermore, it identifies their changing roles throughout. The costs, benefits, and challenges of using Blackboard in TVET are also discussed. Copyright © 2010 International Vocational Education and Training Association.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-62
JournalInternational Journal of Vocational Education and Training
Volume18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Citation

Yu, C. W. M. (2010). Transforming online learning in TVET using blackboard. International Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 18(1), 44-62.

Keywords

  • Educational technology
  • Teachers
  • Online learning