The Students’ Perceptions on Blended Learning: A Q Method Analysis
Year: 2018 Vol: 18 Number: 2
The purpose of this study was to reveal the students’ perceptions on blended learning through the Q method. The originality of the research stems from determining whether the students have a general tendency towards the blended learning process and evaluating the whole process through identifying its prominent components. The research data was compiled through the Q-Sort and the judgemental statements created by the researchers from 31 students attending the 3rd and 4th classes of the Faculty of Education during the 2016-2017 academic year. The data analysis ascertained that the students were in affirmative consensus on blended learning and the prominent components of the process were listed as teaching staff, face-to-face classes, student roles and the features of online course materials. The findings obtained were discussed within the frame of the relevant literature and the suggestions were made on blended course design.