Paper Information

Journal:   INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES   FALL 2010 , Volume 1 , Number 1; Page(s) 55 To 65.
 
Paper: 

COMPARING CELL PHONE-BASED AND TRADITIONAL LECTURE-BASED TEACHING METHODS' EFFECTS ON AGRICULTURAL STUDENTS' LEARNING

 
 
Author(s):  PAPZAN A.A.H., SOLEYMANI ADEL*
 
* AGRICULTURE DEPT., RAZI UNIVERSITY
 
Abstract: 
Regarding the increased speed of creating new knowledge and the development of communication technologies, like cell phone, which makes it possible the access to various unlimited resources and data in an unlimited time and place, and regarding many positive aspects of applying it in schools and the necessity of adjusting with changes and the correct use of this new technology, the present research was conducted to examine the effect of teaching via cell phone on students learning in Khooshehaye Zarin agricultural school in Rawansar, Kermanshah province, and comparing it with traditional lecture method. In a semi-experimental research method, 30 male students were selected through random sampling method as the research sample, divided into two paired groups, 15 for experimental group and 15 for control group, based on age, educational status, previous grade point average and family economical status. Data collection tool was a 10 item test based on behavioral objectives. The experimental group was taught in two sessions of two hours through cell phone, and the control group was taught the same topic through traditional lecture method in exactly the same amount of time. Post–test was performed on two groups through the above-mentioned 10 item test and the results were analyzed through t test method. The results showed that teaching via cell phone has more effects on students learning compared with traditional lecture method.
 
Keyword(s): TEACHING METHODS, TEACHING VIA CELL-PHONE, LECTURE, LEARNING
 
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