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The paradigm shift from traditional to blended learning methodology in architecture education

Siddiquee, Tahir Abdul Rahman and Abdullah, Fadzidah and Sanusi, Aliyah Nur Zafirah and Hasan, Mohd Khalid (2023) The paradigm shift from traditional to blended learning methodology in architecture education. Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Sciences and Engineering Technology, 33 (1). pp. 75-91. E-ISSN 2462-1943

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The Covid-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted the education sector, forcing institutions to explore alternative teaching methodologies. This research article examines the paradigm shift from traditional classroom-based face-to-face learning to blended learning in architecture education. A questionnaire was designed and administered to collect data from architecture students and educators in India, with a focus on their experiences and perceptions of blended learning. The results of the study indicate a significant rise in the adoption of blended learning in the postCovid-19 period. The respondents reported a favourable attitude towards blended learning, recognizing its potential to enhance learning outcomes and improve flexibility. The findings highlight the advantages of incorporating online platforms, multimedia resources, and virtual collaboration tools into architectural education. The findings indicate a significant increase in usage across various categories, with the highest increases observed in learning management systems, video conferencing platforms, online discussion sessions, live online lectures, online quizzes or assignment platforms, and online jury sessions. The research supports the idea that blended learning offers a promising approach to meet the evolving needs of architecture education in India. The flexibility and adaptability of blended learning methods provide opportunities for students to engage in self-paced learning, access a wide range of learning materials, and collaborate with peers and professionals beyond physical boundaries. This research contributes to the growing body of knowledge on the use of blended learning in architecture education, specifically in the context of India. The findings provide valuable insights for educators and policymakers seeking to integrate technology into the curriculum effectively. By embracing blended learning, architecture institutions can prepare students for the digital era while maintaining the fundamental principles of design education.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blended Learning; Traditional Learning Methodology; Architecture Education; Paradigm Shift
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1001 Types of education
N Fine Arts
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA1995 Architecture as a profession
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2000 Study and teaching. Research
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Fadzidah Abdullah
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2023 16:11
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2023 10:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/107603

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