The perception of faculty members on hybrid learning: A naturalistic case study Chapter uri icon


  • © 2015, IGI Global. All rights reserved. In this chapter, the authors examine the perceptions of faculty using online and hybrid platforms in teaching. Hybrid/blended is a method in which faculty members use both online and face-to-face simultaneously. The study examined how faculty participants defined hybrid learning. In addition, researchers examined what the participants' thought of hybrid and online learning as vehicles for higher education advancement as well as strategies to attract more students to higher education. The main objective of this study is developing an analytical overview of one of the learning approaches such as hybrid and its effect on the learning process in the higher education. Ten faculty members were interviewed in order to achieve this objective. The results revealed that faculty members have multiple definitions of hybrid as it is not only teaching using face-to-face and online platforms but rather it is a way both teachers and students can meet their teaching and learning needs.

author list (cited authors)

  • Abdelrahman, N., & Irby, B. J.

Book Title

  • Handbook of Research on Innovative Technology Integration in Higher Education

publication date

  • February 2015