A study on learning mathematics using collaborative learning set up and e-mail interactions

Khalid, Mohd Sazali and Yamin, Sulaiman and Sari, Sri Adelila A study on learning mathematics using collaborative learning set up and e-mail interactions. In: Annual International Conference Syiah Kuala University 2011, 29-30 November 2011, Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

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Abstract

Many students at diploma level are weak in mathematics even after spending eleven years in Malaysian education system. However, there are research been using technology and collaborative learning in solving this throughout the world with mixed results. The objective of this paper is to analyze the effect of learning pre-algebra between interactive courseware with collaborative learning 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 two equivalent groups. N = 76 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 only. On average participants experienced higher gain score in the first group (Mean = 3.28, SE = 0.433), than to 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 terms 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; algebra; CDiCL and facebook
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA95 Mathematical recreations
Divisions:Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology > Department of Software Engineering
ID Code:2952
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 13:26
Last Modified:21 Jan 2015 15:53

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