International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Effects of Blended Learning Approach on Students’ Performance: Evidence from a Computerized Accounting Course
Shamsi S. Bawaneh

A blended learning approach is being used in on-campus courses which include hard copy study materials, face-to-face contact and a variety of online resources. This study concentrates on providing course materials through a combination of a teaching approach where a variety of online resources are provided in addition to face-to-face classroom sessions. A prior research suggests that the online provision of course materials can have a positive impact on students’ performance. This study adds to the existing literature through investigating the link between the students’ use of online provision of course and students’ performance in an undergraduate computerized accounting course. The findings have indicated a positive association between the number of online files viewed by students, the number of online discussion messages posted by them, and their performance. A significant relationship was not found between students’ performance and the amount of time spent on the subject’s website, the viewing of links to websites that were not of utmost importance core to the course being studied, or the passive reading of discussion messages. These findings support the benefits to be gained by providing course materials online and encouraging both faculty members to use online in providing course materials and students to access the materials posted and to actively participate in online discussion.

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