THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED ACTIVE LEARNING ON STUDENT PERFORMANCE, GENDER AND ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL

Ruey Shieh

Abstract

Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) is an innovative pedagogical method emphasizing active, interactive learning. It is implemented in a technology-rich, multimedia studio. The National Chung Cheng University (CCU) is the first university in Taiwan to use the TEAL studio to teach science courses. The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of TEAL on student learning at CCU, including the influence on genders and achievement levels. A quasi-experimental research was designed to conduct this study. Data sources consist of a pre-test, a post-test, and a survey. The preliminary results indicate that (1) the experimental (TEAL) students significantly outperformed the control (traditional classroom) students, (2) the experimental male students outperformed their counterpart male students, (3) the learning gain achieved by the experimental female students was more significant than that of their counterpart female students, and (4) the experimental low-achieving students achieved the highest learning gain among the different achievement-level groups. Narrowing the learning gap between different achievement levels of students through the use of this technology-enhanced learning approach appears promising. Nonetheless, continuing to improve the teaching innovation is necessary, particularly in terms of more effectively integrating technology-enabled features into teaching.

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Shieh R. (2010). THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED ACTIVE LEARNING ON STUDENT PERFORMANCE, GENDER AND ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-674-024-5, pages 420-425. DOI: 10.5220/0002783504200425


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@conference{csedu10,
author={Ruey Shieh},
title={THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED ACTIVE LEARNING ON STUDENT PERFORMANCE, GENDER AND ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2010},
pages={420-425},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002783504200425},
isbn={978-989-674-024-5},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED ACTIVE LEARNING ON STUDENT PERFORMANCE, GENDER AND ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL
SN - 978-989-674-024-5
AU - Shieh R.
PY - 2010
SP - 420
EP - 425
DO - 10.5220/0002783504200425