Lecturers' perceptions of blended teaching in the Post COVID-19 Era: A case study of a University in Lesotho





Blended teaching, COVID-19, Technology, Teaching approaches , learner centredness


The study reports on implementing blended learning and teaching in the post COVID-19 era at a University in Lesotho. Research indicates that COVID-19 has necessitated the adoption of blended teaching and learning across the entire education domain. This suggests that traditional face-to-face teaching approaches were no longer appropriate due to the restrictions imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus. Therefore, online teaching and learning became the only way lecturers in higher education, most especially in the selected University, could engage with their students. Therefore, the study sought to explore the implementation of blended teaching and learning in post COVID-19 at Limkokwing University. An interpretive paradigm was adopted in this study using a qualitative approach confined within a case study, and face-to-face interviews with lecturers (n=20) were used for data collection. Latent thematic analysis was the method used for analysing the emerging themes. Findings from interviews with lecturers reveal that blended teaching and learning is essential because it fosters learner-centredness through access to a plethora of electronic resources in several digital archives. Thus, the study recommends that blended teaching and learning should be adopted as a strategy for teaching and learning in Lesotho Universities.

Author Biographies

Sekoai Elliot Nkhi, Limkokwing University-Lesotho

Nkhi is a Lecturer of French and English language at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology-Lesotho in the Faculty of Communication and Media Broadcast. He is a PhD candidate at the University of South Africa. His research interests are Language teaching, Language education, Curriculum design and implementation and Education Management and Policy.


Mongali Mofana, Limkokwing University-Lesotho

Mofana is a lecturer of Communication and Advertising at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology-Lesotho in the Faculty of Communication and Media Broadcast. He holds a Masters in Advertising Communication. His interests are Advertising, Communication and Higher Education Studies.


Nketsi Moqasa, Limkokwing University-Lesotho

Moqasa is a lecturer of Communication and Media studies at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology-Lesotho in the Faculty of Communication and Media Broadcast. He holds a PhD in Communication Sciences. His interests are Communication theories, Culture, Media and health and Higher Education Studies.



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How to Cite

Nkhi, S. E., Mofana, M. ., & Moqasa, N. . (2023). Lecturers’ perceptions of blended teaching in the Post COVID-19 Era: A case study of a University in Lesotho . Interdisciplinary Journal of Education Research, 5, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.38140/ijer-2023.vol5.01