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ERIC Number: EJ1085967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2289-2990
Comparing the Effect of EDPA and FDPA on University Students' Examination Results
Kamarulzaman, Mohammad Shah; Shaari, Ahmad Jelani
Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, v3 n1 p28-34 2015
It has been long accepted that students are themselves great resources when it comes to developing questions and activity guidelines. The present study utilizes a strategic understanding of how students can be encouraged to perform better in preparation for exams, by allowing them to frame their own subject wise questions. The application of drill and practice application (DPA) such as Peerwise and StudySieve focus on different batches of University students has revealed performance results that show us how to enhance examination performance. In this study, each student was required to use either fixed DPA (FDPA) or editable DPA (EDPA). The students used the assigned software for one whole semester. The treatment effectiveness was compared using students' final examination results. Results show that those students who were given the EDPA protocol scored better than those given the FDPA protocol of practice. There is a clear indication of better subject engagement in students who practiced using the EDPA application since they were allowed to edit and create the questions to which answers were to be written. In addition, students were shown to be able to understand subject contents better when they are responsible for generating items for their EDPA activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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