Blended Learning Model for Improving Learning Effectiveness on Techniques of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Course

 Hartoyo Hartoyo


This article was aimed at examining the effectiveness of the blended learning model, namely the combination of face-to-face learning and web-based e-learning. The study was classroom action research. The subjects were students who took the Technique of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Course in the second half of the Year 2008/2009. Methods of data collection were questionnaire, observation, and tests. Data were analyzed descriptively. The findings of this study were: (1) blended learning model can improve the effectiveness of the learning process: make learning fun and challenging, able to increase enthusiasm, improve students’ involvement, provide a conducive learning athmosphere, make learning more meaningful, and increase learning flexibility (with a mean score of 3.096 and 3.219 of a score range of 1-4 respectively for the cycle I and II); (2)Learning achievement increases, all students can achieve and exceed the minimum criteria (B-). Cycle I: The score of A= 3 people (18.75%), score A-= one person (6.25%), score B+= 4 people (25%), score B= 5 students (31.25%), and the B-= 3 people (18.75%). Cycle II: The score of A= 4 people (25%), score A-= 5 people (31.25%, score B+= 1 person (6.25%), and the B= 6 people (37.50%).

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