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ERIC Number: EJ1054302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2065-1430
Studying the Impact of Using Multimedia Interactive Programs at Children Ability to Learn Basic Math Skills
Nusir, Sawsan; Alsmadi, Izzat; Al-Kabi, Mohammed; Sharadgah, Fatima
Acta Didactica Napocensia, v5 n2 p17-32 2012
The continuous inventions and evolutions in all information technology fields open new channels and opportunities to enhance teaching and educational methods. In one side, those may improve the abilities of educators to present information in an interactive and media enhanced formats relative to traditional methods. This may help students or learners through offering them the information in channels and methods that can be easier to understand, deal with, and retrieve. On the other hand, offering those alternative methods of teaching can be helpful particularly for children, people with special needs, or students in rural areas where they can have virtual or remote instructors especially for majors that have shortages. The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of utilizing multimedia technologies on enhancing, or not, the effectiveness of teaching students at early stages in Jordanian primary schools. To achieve this objective a program is developed to test the students' abilities to understand mathematical basic knowledge and skills. Two groups are selected from a local school based on their own class distribution where one group was taught the subject in basic math using a program developed for this purpose. The second class was taught the same subject using traditional methods of teaching (i.e. direct student to child instruction, board, etc.). Results showed that in such math skills at this age, using programs or multimedia enhanced methods of teaching can be effective in getting students attention especially when cartoon characters are used. Results also showed that there is no significant difference in learning and knowledge skills and information absorption based on gender distribution where results comparison between little boys and girls showed no significant difference in their learning skills.
Babes-Bolyai University. Kogainiceanu 1, Cluj-Napoca, 400084 Romania. e-mail: submit_adn@yahoo.com; Web site: http://adn.teaching.ro
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan