COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE SUBJECTS IN HIGH SCHOOLS IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA
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Kareem, A. A
Olafare, F. O.
Association for Innovative Technology Integration in Education
In recent years, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been growing quickly and seems to become an integral part of individual life. Since the dawn of the twenty first century, technology has crept into learning and teaching environment. With the growing rate of technology, the education framework must be improved, and ICT be integrated into school activities. This may be the thought of the State of Osun in introducing computer into senior high schools to assist delivery of instructions. However, the effect of the introduction of computer on students’ performance has to be considered. Therefore, this study investigated the effects of Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) in science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) on senior school students’ academic achievement. One school in each senatorial district was supplied with computer by the state government of Osun ahead other schools. These schools were purposively selected for the study. An intact Senior Secondary School Two science class was randomly selected from each school supplied with computer. In all, 152 students participated in the study. Pretest-posttest quasi experimental design was used for the study. Students’ examination scores served as instruments. The examination questions were validated, and the reliability stood at r = 0.82. Data collected was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results showed difference between the mode of instruction and students’ achievement in each of the subjects. The difference was highest in biology; physics and chemistry trailed behind respectively. It was recommended that computer be used in aiding the teaching of science subjects
Computer Assisted Instruction , Instruction , Student Achievement
Kareem, A. A, & Olafare, F. O. (2017). Comparative study of the effects of computer assisted instruction on students’ academic achievement in science subjects in high schools in Osun State, Nigeria. International Journal of Integration of Technology in Education (IJITIE) 1 (1), 15-22.