Learning With Online Activities: What Do Students Think About Their Experience?

Learning With Online Activities: What Do Students Think About Their Experience?

Salam Abdallah (Abu Dhabi University, UAE)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-963-7.ch087
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Abstract

Learning through social interactions and critical thinking is becoming a fundamental teaching approach, especially for adult students. This approach promotes holistic and deeper understanding for the subject being learned. Onlinetechnologies are offering us new opportunities to create communities of inquiry that allow for more active learningthat enhances students’ critical thinking. This article introduces an exploratory case in a Middle Eastern context that uses multiple online activities to supplement and strengthen the students’ face-to-face learningenvironment. This interpretive case discusses the students’ perceptions of their experience when using onlineactivities. The case indicates that students improved theirlearning, are very positive about their first interaction withonline activities and would like to see it as a standard practice to supplement their face-to-face learning.

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