Abstract—The purpose of this research is to investigate the
correlation within three key variables in relation to students’
learning outcomes: face-to-face class attendance, virtual
learning engagement, and academic performance. A sample
course with 3783 students’ data were analysed by applying a
quantitative research methodology. The research data included
one semester’s attendance records, students’ virtual learning
engagement on the university centralized virtual learning
environment and the average academic performance Both
Spearman’s correlation coefficient and Pearson’s correlation
coefficient were used for the hypothesis’s tests according to the
variables’ data characteristics. This research has verified the
positive correlations between face-to-face class attendance and
academic performance, virtual learning engagement and
academic performance in a blended learning environment at a
Chinese transnational university, which are consistent with
existing research. The finding about the positive correlation
between the face-to-face class attendance and virtual learning
engagement suggests that students can benefit from both
traditional and contemporary teaching formats by integrating
the virtual learning elements into the face-to-face class delivery.
Index Terms—Virtual learning environment, attendance, academic performance, blended learning.
The authors are with the Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, xiaojun.zhang@ xjtlu.edu.cn, roland.sherwood@ xjtlu.edu.cn).
Cite: Na Li, Jie Wang, Xiaojun Zhang, and Roland Sherwood, "Investigation of Face-to-Face Class Attendance, Virtual Learning Engagement and Academic Performance in a Blended Learning Environment," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 112-118, 2021.Copyright © 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).