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ERIC Number: EJ1068651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
A Check List for Evaluating Persuasive Features of Mathematics Courseware
Aris, Baharuddin; Gharbaghi, Alireza; Ahmad, Maizah Hura; Rosli, Mohd Shafie
International Education Studies, v6 n9 p125-134 2013
The main purpose of this study is to introduce a check list for evaluating persuasive features of mathematics courseware. Since mathematics is a source of anxiety among students (Zeidner & Matthews, 2010), this research is an attempt to employ persuasive features that can be used in mathematics courseware. Specifically, we sought to determine criteria that are important for persuading learners; and to ascertain persuasive factors that have this ability that are employed in computer based mathematics learning. These features originated in 13 different prior persuasive models, theories, and approaches that are categorized in seven groups. Content analysis was used to extract 16 features. For reporting results of content analysis method, 9 research steps were conducted. In the next step, the check list was prepared by using extracted persuasive principals with 16 criteria. So three of the more popular mathematics courseware in Iran were evaluated by the new designed check list; and the results are reported. The results have shown the most popular mathematics courseware,"Kusha & Misha", could only haver earned approximately half of check list points. Two others courseware were only able to obtain a third of persuasive points. Totally, it can be concluded that, with more regard to the persuasion, perhaps we can overcome negative attitudes toward mathematics in school students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran