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The Effect of Educational Networking on Students’ Performance in Biology

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Title:The Effect of Educational Networking on Students’ Performance in Biology
Authors:Nee, Chee Ken
Author Affiliation:Chee Ken Nee - University of Malaya
Date Issued:2014
Abstract:The purpose of present study is to investigate the impacts of incorporating Edmodo as educational network, into a classroom setting on the academic achievement of Biology students based on three types of conceptual level comprises of direct, simple, and complex concept. Researcher intended to seek for the reason of improvement in their achievement test for all the three types of conceptual level. A total of 140 Biology students was selected from three secondary schools which were chosen using convenient random sampling to participate in this study and were divided randomly into two groups. A mixed methods design which involved pretest-and post-test was obtained as quantitative data and follow-up with in-depth interview was obtained as qualitative data. Mann–Whitney U tests were used to analyze students’ gain scores. The results indicated that students that were instructed by the instruction with intervention performed a larger on the gain scores of all the three cognitive levels; than those instructed by the conventional approaches. Five themes of reason for the difference on gain score between control group and experimental group were found from interview data which encompass self-paced learning, boredom, complex conceptual understanding, interesting and motivation, extra information and; communication and interactivity. This educational network will permeate all facets of the curriculum as a new paradigm of teaching tools.
Pages/Duration:25 pages
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Appears in Collections: TCC 2014 Proceedings

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