A study on learning pre-algebra using interactive multimedia courseware within collaborative learning set-up and e-mail interactions

Khalid, Mohd Sazali and Yamin, Sulaiman (2011) A study on learning pre-algebra using interactive multimedia courseware within collaborative learning set-up and e-mail interactions. In: Fourth International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education CoSMEd 2011, 15 - 17 November 2011, Penang Malaysia.

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Many students at diploma level are weak in mathematics even after spending eleven years in Malaysian education system. However, throughout the world there are research studies been done with mixed results using technology and collaborative learning. The objective of this paper is to analyze the effect of learning pre-algebra using interactive courseware with collaborative learning by using STAD set ups with interactive courseware using e-mail facilities during team discussion only. Quasi experimental type research was used. The gain score (differences between post and pre test) between the two equivalent groups. of Diploma Information Technology first year students in two different intake years 2009 and 2010 in UTHM were employed. „t-test‟ results revealed the second group using e-mail is statistically significantly inferior to the group using purely interactive multimedia courseware CDiCL only with STAD team discussion. On average participants experienced higher gain scores in the first group (Mean = 3.28, SE=0.433), than participants in the second group (M=0.77, SE=0.354). This difference was statistically significant (t (74) = 4.51, p<0.05); however, it did show a medium effect size of r = 0.45. Some clinical interviews and video recordings were taken to support that teams prefer using traditional collaborative learning method with more face to face interactions rather than e-mails in solving problem.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:mathematics information technology; algebra; CDiCL; facebook
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA150 Algebra
ID Code:2352
Deposited By:M.Iqbal Zainal A
Deposited On:06 Mar 2012 09:25
Last Modified:06 Mar 2012 09:25

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