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The Effect of Blended Learning on EFL Students’ Grammar Performance and Attitudes: An Investigation of Moodle
Arab World English Journal (2019)
  • Khaleel Bader Al Bataineh , Ala’Eddin Abdullah Ahmed Banikalef & Abeer H. Albashtawi, Arab Society of English Language Studies
Abstract
Empowering new generations with technology through employing blended learning approach to teach English as a Foreign Language has been recently investigated by many researchers in various contexts. This mixed-methods study aimed at examining the effects of the blended learning approach on Jordanian EFL learners’ grammar performance. The study also aimed at investigating the attitudes of Jordanian EFL learners toward blended learning. To achieve the objectives of the study, it employed a quasi-experimental design (pre and posttests) followed by qualitative interviews. The participants were divided into two groups: experimental and control groups. Among the 28 students in the sample, those in the experimental blended learning group (n=13) were taught using Moodle while those in the control group (n=15) were taught using conventional methods. All the 13 participants in the experimental group were interviewed. The results of the posttest revealed that students in the experimental group outperformed students in the control group. Furthermore, the qualitative analysis results showed that blended learning had a positive impact on the learners’ English grammar performance and that they were strongly satisfied and motivated to learn English using similar methods. It is concluded that blended learning could be used as an effective method of teaching English grammar in EFL settings. It is hoped that these results will help the university, faculty, and students to develop the skills necessary for blended learning.
Keywords
  • attitude,
  • blended learning,
  • EFL students,
  • grammar,
  • Moodle,
  • Performance
Disciplines
Publication Date
Spring March 15, 2019
DOI
https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol10no1.27
Citation Information
Khaleel Bader Al Bataineh , Ala’Eddin Abdullah Ahmed Banikalef & Abeer H. Albashtawi. "The Effect of Blended Learning on EFL Students’ Grammar Performance and Attitudes: An Investigation of Moodle" Arab World English Journal Vol. 10 Iss. 1 (2019) p. 324 - 334 ISSN: 2229-9327
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/arabworldenglishjournal-awej/644/