A Blended Learning Model Used to Prepare Saudi Arabian Doctoral Students to Be Knowledge-Based Educational Leaders

15 Pages Posted: 16 May 2018

Date Written: April 4, 2018

Abstract

To secure a better future in today’s globalized world, a knowledge-based society must be a priority for every nation. For a long time, many nations have relied primarily on passive resources—that is, natural and financial resources—for their existence. However, in the era of globalization dominated by knowledge and information technologies, the focus is shifting towards active resources—that is, human resources. Human resources are perceived by nations as a key engine for competitiveness, economic prosperity, national sovereignty, and human dignity. One of the media through which these human resources are developed is education, which involves teaching and learning. To respond to the increased demands for human competencies to function in a knowledge-based society, educators must adapt to the emerging teaching and learning approaches. One of these emerging approaches is the blended learning approach, which has the ability to improve learning and cost-effectiveness, increase access and flexibility, and help institutions stay up-to-date. Therefore, in contrast to a traditional research paper, this paper describes a teaching and learning practice, with the aim of achieving two objectives: 1) to present a brief background of the blended learning approach and its models and 2) to share a specific blended learning model used to prepare Saudi Arabian doctoral students to be knowledge-based educational leaders.

Keywords: blended learning, educational leaders, knowledge-based, Saudi Arabia

Suggested Citation

Barry, Abdourahmane and Abdullah Alhazmi, Fatemah, A Blended Learning Model Used to Prepare Saudi Arabian Doctoral Students to Be Knowledge-Based Educational Leaders (April 4, 2018). Proceedings of the 9th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3179008 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3179008

Abdourahmane Barry (Contact Author)

Taibah University ( email )

Prince Naif Ibn Abdulaziz, Tayba, Medina Saudi Ara
Mediana, Madinah
Saudi Arabia

Fatemah Abdullah Alhazmi

Taibah University ( email )

Prince Naif Ibn Abdulaziz, Tayba, Medina Saudi Ara
Mediana, Madinah
Saudi Arabia

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
40
Abstract Views
247
PlumX Metrics