International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2014, Vol. 10(2) 6-13

Effect of Computer-Assisted Instruction on Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Ecological Concepts

Egbunonu Roseline Nkemdilim, & Sam O.C. Okeke

pp. 6 - 13   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2014.046

Published online: June 15, 2014  |   Number of Views: 1  |  Number of Download: 27


Abstract

This study investigated the effects of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) on students’ achievement in ecological concepts. Quasi-experimental design, specifically the pre-test post test non-equivalent control group design was adopted. The sample consisted of sixty-six (66) senior secondary year two (SS II) biology students, drawn from two randomly selected co-educational secondary schools in Aguata education zone of Anambra State, Nigeria.  Two research questions and two hypotheses  guided the study. Treatment consisted of teaching ecological concepts to the experimental group using CAI while the control group was taught using modified lecture method (MLM). Biology Achievement Test on Ecology (BATEC) was the instrument used for data collection. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while ANCOVA was used to test the null hypothesis at 50% confidence level. Results revealed that: students’ taught using CAI performed significantly better than those taught using MLM; though there was a difference in the mean achievement of male and female in both the experimental and control groups which was in favor of the males, the difference  was not significant. Based on the findings of this study the use of CAI was recommended for enhancement of secondary school students’ achievement in ecological concepts and other abstract concepts in science.

Keywords: Computer-assisted instruction, students’ achievement, ecological concepts


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Nkemdilim, E.R. & Okeke, S.O. (2014). Effect of Computer-Assisted Instruction on Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Ecological Concepts . International Journal of Progressive Education, 10(2), 6-13.

Harvard
Nkemdilim, E. and Okeke, S. (2014). Effect of Computer-Assisted Instruction on Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Ecological Concepts . International Journal of Progressive Education, 10(2), pp. 6-13.

Chicago 16th edition
Nkemdilim, Egbunonu Roseline and Sam O.C. Okeke (2014). "Effect of Computer-Assisted Instruction on Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Ecological Concepts ". International Journal of Progressive Education 10 (2):6-13.

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