Hybrid courses combine technology with innovative teaching practices to facilitate learning. This paper studied satisfaction of students who experienced a hybrid learning environment (online classes + face-to-face (F2F) classes) and compared the perceptions of hybrid and traditional face-to-face delivery approaches. The data were collected from 300 students enrolled in a fundamental English course at a private university in Thailand, using two sets of questionnaire. A semi-structured interview was also conducted at the end of the course to elicit more information. The results of the study revealed that students were satisfied with both hybrid delivery approach and its components designed to suit the target group at a high level in almost items. It also found that students had higher perception of hybrid format employed the first time at the university when compared to the traditional face-to-face classroom. This can be concluded that hybrid instruction can be used as an alternative in other English courses. A few obstacles of hybrid instruction were also discussed in the paper after they were investigated by the semi-structured interview.
Saovapa Wichadee, Bangkok University, Thailand
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