IMPACT OF BLENDED LEARNING APPROACH ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF NCE SOCIAL STUDIES STUDENTS IN NIGERIA
Adam Buba A’ishatu & Bayero H.I (Prof)
The study examined the Impact of Blended Learning Approach on Academic Performance of NCE Social Studies Students in Nigeria. The design of the study was a quasi-experimental design. The population of the study consisted of all NCE II Social Studies Students in Colleges of Education in North Central Nigeria numbering 7,662. The sample size for the study was 433. Random sampling technique was used in sample selection. Social Studies Achievement Test (SOSAT) was used as data collection instrument.The instrument was duly validated and has reliability coefficient index of 0.778. The arithmetic means and standard deviations were used to answer the questionsposed by the study, while two sample t-test was used to test the null hypotheses at α 0.05 alpha level of significance. The study found that students taught Social Studies using Blended Learning Approach performed academically better than those taught using Lecture Method in Colleges of Education in North Central Nigeria. Some recommendations were proffered which include the need for educational Stakeholders in Federal and State Colleges of Education to make provision for effective utilization of blended learning approach in Social Studies Teacher Education Programme. This will assist in incorporating technology in curriculum delivery process.