effectiveness of blended learning on the ability level of upper-basic students in social studies in ogbomoso, Nigeria.

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Association for Innovative Technology Integration in Education


Blendedlearning as a modern innovation in instruction has come to stay due to the multifarious problems associated with conventional instruction. In every class, the need of the three categories of students should not be taken with levity. Hence, this research looked at how blended learning can be used to improve the performance of the fast, average and slow learners.Aquasi-experimental research designwas used. The population consists of all Upper-Basic School Students in Ogbomoso,while Upper-Basic School II students serves as the target population. Two schools were purposively sampled. Social Studies Performance Test (SSPT) instrument was used.The research questions which were translated to hypotheses were analyzed with Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Analysis of Co-Variance (ANCOVA) at 0.05 level of significance.The study revealed that there was a significant difference in the performance of high, medium and low ability level students exposed to blended learning. Another finding shows that there was no interactive effect of blended learning, gender and ability level.Arising from the findings, recommendations were made that the Curriculum planners and developers should integrate blended learning strategy into teaching and learning for improving performance of learners in Social Studies Education. Schools both public and private schools should be provided with adequate computers and other e-learning materials to foster learning. Students should however not be deprived of usage in classroom instruction.



Learning, upper-basic, instruction, conventional, ability level


YAYI, Timothy Opeyemi. Effectiveness of Blended Learning on the Ability Level of Upper-basic Students in Social Studies in Ogbomoso, Nigeria. International Journal for Innovative Technology Integration in Education, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 41-47, dec. 2018. Available at: <https://ijitie.aitie.org.ng/index.php/ijitie/article/view/64>. Date accessed: 19 feb. 2019.