The Effectiveness of Blended Learning Approach on Students' Academic Performance: A Quasi-Experiment Study




The study explored the effectiveness of blended learning on students' academic performance in grade IX history subjects. A total of 51 students of grade IX participated in the study. The study employed a quasi-experiment approach. The study conducted an independent sample t-test, Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test, and one-way ANOVA test. The results of the study revealed that the blended learning approach (experiment group, M = 15.2, SD = 1.3) was more effective than the traditional learning approach (control group, M = 12.8, SD = 2.6) with a significant mean difference between these two groups (p = .000, p < .05). Thus, it can be concluded that blended learning approach was effective in increasing students' academic performance in history subject.

It is recommended that a blended learning approach can be carried out in schools to improve students' academic performance. Further, the present study focused only on students of grade IX, a study may be carried out across schools to get a deep understanding of the subject.

Author Biographies

Singye Dorji, Gaselo Higher Secondary School

Singye Dorji is a Cluster Lead Teacher (CLT) at Gaselo Higher Secondary School in Wangdue. Prior to his current post, he worked as Vice Principal at Shaba Primary School, Paro. He holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Management (M.Ed) from Paro College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan (RUB). He is an alumnus of the Royal Institute for Governance and Strategy Studies (RIGSS), Phuntsholing, Bhutan, and certified in the Senior Executive Leadership Program (SELP-9). His research interest is in Action Research (AR). He published his journal article on “Impact of Multimedia Technology Integrated Instruction on Students’ Learning Satisfaction in Bhutanese Classroom” in the i-manager’s Journal on Educational Technology, USA.

Ugyen Dorji, Gaselo Higher Seconary SChool

Ugyen Dorji works as a physics teacher at Gaselo Higher Secondary School, Wangduephodrang, under the Ministry of Education and Skills Development. His research interest includes education, pedagogy, and assessment. He can be contacted at




How to Cite

Dorji, S., & Dorji, U. . (2024). The Effectiveness of Blended Learning Approach on Students’ Academic Performance: A Quasi-Experiment Study. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 13(1).