A Pioneer Model for Blended Learning in Engineering Education: An-Najah National University, Palestine
Publication Type
Conference Paper

Abstract - This paper highlights the model of using blended learning in engineering education. It starts with presenting to the status of e-learning at An-Najah National University, the largest university in Palestine, in general, and then moves to the case of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, at specific. The faculty was pioneering in starting and introducing e-learning and networking technologies into its courses, despite all the e-learning related challenges. Currently, the faculty is considered as the best university faculty in e-learning practices, where the majority of its members are involved in e-learning activities, such as participating in training workshops, designing blended learning courses, and conducting research in this area. Facts and trends are presented to assist in assessing the development of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology as related to leading in e-learning. Interpretations are made to facilitate comparing the related achievements of the faculty in e-learning with those for other faculties. Finally, recommendations are presented to make the faculty continue its leading role and enhance its pilot model, as well as to disseminate its success to other university faculties, or other engineering faculties in other universities in the region.

Conference Title
8th International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE2017)
Conference Country
United Arab Emirates
Conference Date
April 18, 2017 - April 20, 2017
Conference Sponsor
University of Sharjah