ملخص البحث

207- تجربة استخدام الفصول الافتراضية باستخدام التعلم المزيج لتدريس مقررات علوم الحاسب وتقنية المعلومات في جامعة الطائف
Using technology for teaching Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) courses is an uncomplicated task because enrolled students are technically skillful and machinery familiar. This paper presents a study of using blended online teaching method for CS and IT courses conducted at the College of Computers and Information Technology (CIT) in Taif University. The courses were directed in 2013 and early of 2014. A total of 42 teaching hours in each course were blended as 31-hour traditional face-to-face classes and 11-hour online classes which were held using the virtual classrooms in the Blackboard. Supporting technology-based activities such as online quizzes, forums and discussions, online assignments submission and feedback were incorporated with the blended learning. Students’ reflection and feedback have been obtained and presented in this work using qualitative and quantitative methods. Through a course hashtag on the social networks, students were able to express freely their opinion on learning via the virtual classrooms. The data shows that the students positively express their involvement and understanding during the online sessions. A questionnaire given to a number of students (N=60), using the polling tool in the Blackboard Collaborate tool, shows that above 80% benefit from the online classes.