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ERIC Number: ED532902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Investigating Learning Achievements of Thai High School Students in a Sequences and Series Lesson Delivered on CAI-Based Materials
Chundang, Ungsana; Singhaprink, Wipawaan; Pongpullponsak, Adisak; Tantipisalkul, Tasanee; Praekhaow, Puchong
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 3 p291-301 2012
The current experimental research aims to investigate students' learning outcomes in classes in which the interactive CAI (computer-assisted instruction)-based materials were implemented. It also aims to compare the learning outcomes of the students based on regions in which their school is located. The participants were 326 Matthayom-4 students of the academic year 2010 from nine pre-specified schools of four regions. The researchers spent total 24 hours experimenting and collecting data at each school. There are three research instruments. The first one is CAI-based lessons in sequences and series. The efficiency of the CAI-based activities is 70.8/86.93. The second instrument is 30-item pre-test and 30-item post-test of learning performance with between 0.2 and 0.8 difficulty values, 0.55 average of total difficulty, 0.43 power of discriminant and 0.95 reliability of co-efficiency. The third instrument is 16-item one to five rating scale questionnaire concerning student satisfaction, with 0.83 reliability co-efficiency alpha of all items. The researchers found that, after the scores from the pre-test and post-test were compared, the students got better scores in the post-test, with statistical significances of 0.05. This implies that the CAI-based materials lead to the students' better learning outcomes. After the materials were implemented in all regions, and then compared, the researchers found that the students from central Thailand got higher scores than those from any other region. The students believed that, the researchers concluded, CAI-based materials aided their comprehension of the lesson, created their motivation to learn and complimented the content; that the animation was well-designed, understandable and friendly-user; and that the activities were interactive and appropriate. [Financial support for this research was provided by the Centre of Excellence in Mathematics and the Commission on Higher Education Thailand.] (Contains 11 tables, 5 figures, and 1 footnote.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand