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ERIC Number: ED527692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Pedagogy-Based-Technology and Chemistry Students' Performance in Higher Institutions: A Case of Debre Berhan University
Demissie, Tesfaye; Ochonogor, Chukunoye E.; Engida, Temechegn
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 5 p602-611 2011
Many students have difficulty in learning abstract and complex lessons of chemistry. This study investigated how students develop their understandings of abstract and complex lessons in chemistry with the aid of visualizing tools: animation, simulation and video that allow them to build clear concepts. Animation, simulation and video enable learning by doing and provide opportunity to explore the abstract and complex lessons of chemistry. They also enable to present information in more dynamic, compelling and interactive way with engaging environment. The study applied animation, simulation and video supporting, on student-centered learning activities, in electrochemistry for second year students organized with state of art technology flash and micro media player and evaluated for its effectiveness. A particular focus of this investigation was to what extent the uses of animation, simulation and video influenced student-centered learning. Pre- and post- tests were administrated on the target group and concurrent embedded mixed case study design was employed. Total quality of the developed package was evaluated by administrating a separate schedule containing open and closed ended question. The comments and ratings obtained in the learners' insights provided the basis for the learning impact of the study. The result obtained from the experiment and responses of the schedule showed that technology integrated with appropriate pedagogy improves the performance of students. (Contains 7 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia