Blended learning model in mechanical manufacturing training

Sahin M.

AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, vol.4, no.12, pp.2520-2526, 2010 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), IBZ Online, Index Islamicus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2520-2526
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


Blended learning is increasingly prevalent and it is vital for higher education and corporate trainers to create strategic plans focusing on blended learning techniques to benefit from this teaching and training model. A qualitative study was carried out using an interview technique with a trainer who applied a blended training model in a vocational organisation. The aim was to determine whether blended learning is effective in mechanical manufacturing training. The results indicate that blended learning can play a vital role in vocational training settings in educational organisations and workplaces. The approach can be used for vocational training based on skill development for manufacturing and production areas at any level. Implementation of a blended learning model in a very specific vocational education field (mechanical manufacturing) has demonstrated that the approach is very useful if designed well.