A Blended Learning Station (BLS) has been recently setup at the University of Jordan's (UJ) main library as part of its aim to switch to the blended learning approach.
Formally inaugurated by UJ President, Prof. Abdul Karim Al-Qudah, the BLS has been created within the METHODS project which is co-funded by the European Union within the Erasmus Plus program.
The station will be used to train faculty members on the different blended learning strategies and the latest educational tools and modern teaching methods. It will also be used to introduce them to the latest e-learning management systems and keep them up with technological advances in higher education.
The station includes smart classrooms and computers installed with appropriate software suites such as Camtasia.
Prof. Ahmed Majdoubeh, UJ Vice President for Humanities Schools, said at the opening that blended learning is an effective means to achieve a qualitative leap in the educational outcomes of students.
He added that blended learning is an approach to education that uses modern components and tools which will lead the university towards a "smart campus."
METHODS is a project on the modernization of higher education teaching methods in Jordan and Palestine. The three-year project is coordinated by UJ in cooperation with 14 partner universities from Jordan, Europe and Palestine.