The Effect of Blended Learning on Private School Students’ Achievement in English and Their Attitudes Towards It

Zeinab Fakhir, Majid Abdulatif Ibrahim

Abstract


This study aims at exploring the effect of using blended learning on the achievement of the sixth-grade students in English. The students are of two private primary schools in Amman/Jordan: Alrai School and Alsabelah School. It also scrutinizes their attitudes towards such a type of learning. The study attempts to answer the following questions: (i) What is the effect of using blended learning on the achievement of sixth-grade students in English? (ii) What is the effect fulfilled by blended learning on their attitudes towards such a type of a learning strategy? To reach the goals of the study, the researchers apply quasi-experimental method in which an achievement test is constructed and a questionnaire is prepared in order to measure both students’ ability concerning blended learning and their attitudes towards it as well. The study sample consists of 50 female students. It is distributed into two groups (each has 25 female students).The first group is the experimental group taught by using blended learning. The second one is the control group taught by the traditional method. Data is analyzed via adopting (SPSS) and the covariance analysis where (ANCOVA) is applied. The results show that there are statistically significant differences at the level of (a<0.05) between the means of the results of the two groups on the achievement test, and the difference is in favor of the experimental group.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ells.v8n2p39

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