Preliminary Studies and Pilot Testing to Implement Blended Learning Approach in Learning 3D Drawing for Secondary School Students
This paper presents an insight on the preliminary studies and pilot testing conducted to implement blended learning approach in learning 3D drawing for secondary school students by blending face-to-face classroom with ICT-based settings using 3D Blender Tutorial Courseware, Youtube and Whatsapp interactive group chat apps. The objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of blended learning approach on the students’ drawing skills, motivation, and learner autonomy, and also to determine the impact of students’ perspective of blended learning and teachers’ attitudes on their learning outcomes. The study was conducted by using quantitative method through performance evaluation and survey on 40 secondary school students from Malaysian Arts School, Johor and English College, Johor. It was found that there was a significant difference in the respondent’s level of 3D drawing skills, motivation and learner autonomy after using the blended
learning approach. This study also revealed that the respondent’s attitude towards blended learning and perception of teacher’s attitude had a strong and significant effect on their motivation and learner autonomy but no significant effect on their 3D drawing skills. The outcome of this study can be used to determine whether blended learning approach is effective in a technical art setting particularly in teaching and learning 3D drawing for secondary schools.