| Published: June 25, 2016
Effectiveness of Blended Learning Using LMS-Edmodo in Teaching Economics at Higher Secondary Level
Teaching is not a mechanical process. It is an intricate, exacting and a very challenging one. The demand of new technology and uninterrupted global environment could not be met with the only source of classroom instruction. Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through delivery of educational content with the best features of classroom instruction via digital and online media to personalize learning and to facilitate some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace. Educational methods have become advanced and changed dramatically in the last decade. The revolution in communication technologies, especially after the invention of the internet, has introduced new methods of teaching and new ways of managing education. Various Learning Management Systems, such as WebCT, Black Board and Learning Spaces are now available for these purposes. Both open source and commercial versions of these Learning Management Systems offer combined services such as creating learning material online and its distribution, facilitating communications between various users etc. The availability of Learning Management Systems has enabled stakeholders in creating a platform that aids in web-based teaching in a convenient and flexible manner. The present paper is an experimental study where participants are 80 students from 4 different schools of Trivandrum district of Kerala. 80 students were distributed into two groups, one experimental group consisting of 40 students and another group having the same number of students to be treated as the control group. Pre and post achievement test was conducted in both the groups to know the effectiveness of teaching Macroeconomics at Higher Secondary level using LMS: Edmodo. After analysis researcher found that teaching Economics using LMS: Edmodo is effective as academic achievement of the experimental group in the study is more than the control group.
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© 2016 I H Tripathi
Received: May 22, 2016; Revision Received: June 01, 2016; Accepted: June 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016