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ERIC Number: ED530684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Case Study: Using VDO or CAI in Studying Methods of Proof
Chundang, Ungsana; Setteechaichana, Patcharin
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 1 p48-56 2012
The objective of the research is to study the effectiveness of the students' performance and the attitude of the students towards using VDO (MTH 225 principle of mathematics) or CAI (MTH 225 principle of mathematics) in studying the topic "Methods of Proof", of 74 students. The students would be categorized into: group A, students who choose to study via VDO; group B, students who choose to study via CAI; group C, students who used both VDO and CAI; and group D, choose other resources, such as document from instructor. The data used are the result from testing basic knowledge on topic "logic", testing the effectiveness from self-study, mid-term test on topic "Methods of Proof" and questionnaires on attitude towards self-study lesson. From considering the result of two tests on the topic "Methods of Proof", it appeared that 44 students showed an increase in performance, whereas three students illustrated stable performance. However, the basic knowledge of the students is at an "average level", the achievement rate is at a "satisfactory level" and the score of the test is at an "average level". "Majority" of the students has activity studying behavior and has a "high level" of attitude towards studying principle of mathematics. In the usage of VDO, group A demonstrates an "average" attitude, whereas group C has an "above average" attitude towards the use of VDO. On the other hand, groups B and C illustrate an "above average" attitude towards the use of CAI in learning. Students of all the four groups showed an "average" performance in applying various processes. The result of the case study has shown that using VDO or CAI in teaching has been able to create understanding for the students at a certain level. Moreover, for a better result, teacher should also provide additional explanation to the students. However, the behavior of the students towards learning is one of the most important factors that affect the achievement of the students. [This research was supported by the King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi.] (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand