Educational results from blended learning: Using an educational platform in teaching Economics

Vasiliki Brinia, Panagiotis Kavaliarakis


This research investigates the learning result of applying blended learning with the combined use of open educational platform and traditional teaching. This educational intervention took place during the course Principles of Economic Theory in the 3rd grade of High School. We measured the differences in student performance in an assessment test before and after the educational intervention, but also the changes in their attitude as to the course of the economy, itself. Moreover, we evaluated the students’ satisfaction from using the open educational platform, but also the social presence which was created. The results led to the conclusion that hybrid teaching methods, can be used in the teaching of Economics and is considered as important as traditional ones.

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