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ERIC Number: ED514770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Testing the Effects of Interactive Courseware Template for the Learning of History among Form One Students
bin Mohamad, Rossafri; Muninday, Balakrishnan; Govindasamy, Malliga
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v7 n10 p106-113 Oct 2010
This article presents a study on the use of multimedia technology for the teaching of Form (Grade) One history, which is a form of narrative subject in nature. Specifically, it is to study the viability of multimedia materials in supporting active learning for subjects which are in narrative form. Due to the scarcity of interactive multimedia materials in the market for subjects in narrative form as compared to mathematics, science or technical subjects, subjects in this form are generally taught using traditional approach, creating an imbalance in the use of technology supported learning environment between science and non-science subjects. Therefore, in order to create an active learning environment that impacts and stimulates students' thinking skill as well as to create provisions for growth in parity with science and technical subjects, this study proposes the use of multimedia courseware template for the teaching of subjects that are in narrative form. Sample for the study consists of students from Form One in secondary schools. Collection and analysis of data were carried out quantitatively and qualitatively. T-test, One-way ANOVA (analysis of variance) and descriptive statistical analysis were used to measure the effectiveness of instruction assisted with multimedia materials. On the whole, all null hypotheses of the study were accepted. The findings also showed that all respondents unanimously agreed that the use of multimedia learning materials is able to improve the style, technique, method and quality of instruction, thus promoting motivation to learn and active learning environment. (Contains 11 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia