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|Title:||Blended Learning Solution for the LIS Education: AU Perspective|
|Abstract:||Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to find out the Assam University library and information science (LIS) students’ perspective and desire concerning the use of Blended Learning (BL) in LIS education. Based on the results of this study, this paper will seek to identify their awareness and aspiration towards blended learning. Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire was distributed to students of the LIS of Assam University, Silchar. First, they were asked to state their awareness on BL, and then to express their views for the use of BL in LIS education. Findings – This research revealed that knowledge of Blended Learning is less among respondents. But those who know, they appreciate Blended Learning as compared to traditional one in LIS education. The aspiration of students towards blended learning was examined in their urge to study in LIS course which deals with blended learning format of teaching and learning process. Again it also came to light that students might be more motivated to acquire LIS knowledge through Blended learning. Originality/value – The implementation of BL method of teaching, especially in LIS departments, is very important nowadays as because the future librarians are to work in a blended environment. There are only a few studies about BL in India. This study will help LIS faculty to understand students’perception regarding BL in order to shape the learning paradigm and adopt BL for their classes. Paper type: Research paper under Institutional Capacity Building|
|Description:||9th Convention PLANNER-2014, Dibrugarh University, Assam, September 25-27, 2014|
|Appears in Collections:||PLANNER 2014 Dibrugarh, Assam|
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