Abstract—The study is a quasi-experimental research which determines the success of hybrid method of teaching to an e-community of learners in cyberspace over the face to face method of teaching and tries to compare the academic performance of the students. Two groups of students are chosen, a control group and an experimental group. The traditional method of teaching is used in the control group and the hybrid method to an e-community of students is implemented in the experimental group. After the groups have been selected, an experimental variable is introduced to the experimental group only, leaving the control group as it was. After the experimental variable has been introduced, the researcher measured both groups on the dependent variable.
With the creation of e-community in the cyberspace, student’s capacity is limited to the following: to upload, to read or download. While, the teachers can perform the read, delete, edit capacity in the system.
The system (e-community/e-group) is available 24/7 in the internet so the students have unlimited access time to learning and they can do it anywhere, anytime.
It's vitally important that teachers should keep/stay in touch online with their students as much as possible. This is to make their presence felt and to motivate student participation in the e-community. Teachers should set their limits clear from the outset. They should inform students to allow them reasonable number of hours for an online response to queries.
Index Terms—E-learning, distance education
Luisito Lolong Lacatan is with Computer Engineering Department College of Engineering, Adamson University-Manila Philippines (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Luisito Lolong Lacatan, "Hybrid Method and Face to Face Method in Teaching Mathematics: Effects on Students’ Performance," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 143-146, 2013.