Effectiveness of blended learning in economics classroom
Dr. Sunita Singh, Ruchi Shivam, S angeeta Yaduvanshi
Education is the way to progress. It develops our mind and convert inquisitive mind into intellectual one. It’s a high time to provide right content in the right format to the right people at right time. So the need of hour is of modified learning environment which incorporates the benefits of traditional as well as modern learning. The concepts of liberalization, privatization and globalization in our country have opened up its boundaries to become a part of global village. Globalization is the process of international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas and other aspects of culture. In this globalize culture the transformation of our conventional learning has become an essential phenomenon. The transformation of learning would facilitate in collaboration of universities with a perspective of learners’ need, adapting and expending traditional teaching methodologies by complementing them information and communication technology. Thus the new concept of learning (blended) arises. Blended environment is the best possible solution for meaningful learning. This learning strategy would facilitate students to create awareness by connecting them through global village. This learning process provides opportunities to students for creation and dissemination of knowledge too. The objective of present study is to compare the achievement in economics of senior secondary students using blended learning with those not using blended learning. This study is an experimental research in which purposive sampling technique and match group design had been used. Two groups have been made and in each group 50 students of social science stream from senior secondary school were included. Total 100 students of social science stream were the sample of the present study. It was found that students using blended learning had better achievement to those who did not use blended learning. The finding of this study reveals that the senior secondary students of economics using blended learning have better knowledge exposure to their counterparts.
Dr. Sunita Singh, Ruchi Shivam, S angeeta Yaduvanshi. Effectiveness of blended learning in economics classroom. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 1, Issue 4, 2016, Pages 13-15