The following issues were collected from student focus groups. Figure 5 illustrates some of the main course related strengths and weaknesses emerging from these groups.
Below we will reflect on some of the weaknesses.
Not enough guidance despite the reduced contact time
Blackboard usage technical issues (access, navigation, etc.)
Lack of communications on the VLE, late ice breaking session. Poor use of discussion boards
Unsatisfactory use of the face-to-face session time
BL is compatible with working life
Suits different types of learners
Flexible, reduced attendance, increased e-learning
Good student support
Figure 5. Students’ Points of View