Perception Towards Blended Learning Among the Sceondary School Students of Kottayam District


  • Dr. K. Jayaraman, Ms. Jayalakshmy P.M, Dr. Suresh KJ


Blended learning, perception, and secondary students are the key words.


Introduction : The conventional instructor-led learning technique has given way to self-paced, individualised learning as technology has advanced. While traditional face-to-face education has its benefits in terms of student-teacher interaction patterns and the learning environment it creates, it also has certain drawbacks. To satisfy the changing demands of today's 21st century learners, a blend of online and offline modes of training is identified as an alternative for conventional classroom instruction. Blended learning, which integrates online and offline modes of education in a modern classroom setting, is born in this context.

Aim: The goal of this study was to find out how secondary schools in the Kottayam district of Kerala felt about blended learning.

Methods : The study experiment included 311 secondary school students from five different schools. The investigator gave the PETBLS (Perception Towards Blended Learning Scale) to the participants, and data was collected from them. It was statistically analysed, and the results are presented in this paper.

Results:  The gender variable was shown to be relevant in this research, whereas the other socioeconomic components were found to be inconsequential. In order to make training relevant, the results highlighted the need to establish blended learning techniques that are targeted to gender differences and orientation through awareness programmes.

Conclusion: It is not enough to just amass technologies and technology-based education; rather, it is important to change one's basic beliefs about education's outcomes. The present study, which looked at schoolchildren's attitudes about blended learning methodologies, used the approach of starting at the very beginning, or at the most fundamental level.