Blended Learning in Higher Education: A Study of Its Impact on Students’ Performance

Najeh Rajeh Alsalhi, Mohd. Elmagzoub Eltahir, Sami Al-Qatawneh, Nadia Ouakli, Hanine Bou Antoun, Atef F. I. Abdelkader, Laith Al Jumaili

Abstract


The key goal of the paper is to study the influence of blended learning on the academic perfor-mance of students of a statistics Bluman course at the University of Ajman. The study was implemented by means of a quasi-experimental design. The sample of the study was 268 students, grouped into two groups: one experimental group (n = 135) that used blended learning; and the other a control group (n = 133) which was educated using the traditional method. The researchers prepared the achievement test as a tool of study after verifying its validity and reliability. The findings indicated significant statistical differences among the mean scores on the students’ post-test achievement in the two study groups, in favor of experimental group students, who were educated through blended learning. Furthermore, the outcomes showed that the scores of the experimental group students were diverse based on the variable of gender (in favor of females), and based on the variable of students’ academic year (supporting those students in the fourth academic year). However, no statistically significant difference was found among the students according to the variable of the college in which they studied. The study recommends that mixed learning is to be employed more broadly to include various educational fields.

Keywords


Blended learning, traditional learning, a statistics course, academic performance, higher education

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