Two Types of Blended Training and Their Effect on Developing The E-Learning Competences of Middle School Teachers in Kuwait
This study aimed of to design two types of blended training and investigate their effect on developing the e-learning competencies of middle school teachers in Kuwait. The researcher employed the Developmental Research Method and developed a list of e-learning competencies, that included (7) cognitive competencies, (5) mental skills competencies, and (6) performance competencies. The researcher also developed a list of instructional design standards of the blended training environment which included (10) standards and (61) indicators. The ADDIE instructional design model was applied to develop the blended training types. Two research instruments were developed: an achievement test to assess cognitive competencies of e-learning and product assessment checklist for e-learning performance competencies. Validity and reliability of the instruments were ascertained. The study sample consisted of (40) middle school teachers in Kuwait. The researcher utilized developmental research method with a quasi-experimental design for two experimental groups with pre and post assessment and a control group with pre and post assessment. The research experiment was conducted, and pre and post applications of research instruments where carried out. Data needed where collected to test 6 research hypotheses. Data Analysis revealed that there was an effect for applying two types of blended training on developing the cognitive competences of e-learning, with ultimate mastery level of 80% as well as large effect size. Result of data analysis revealed that both types of blended training achieved a mastery level of 80% with respect to performance competences of e learning
Keywords- Two Types of Blended Training, E-Learning, Competencies, Kuwait.