Impact of the individual innovativeness characteristics on success and contentment at the computer programming course: A web-based blended learning experience

Volume 6 - Issue 4
Mustafa Yağcı
Pages: 29-39 Download Count : 27 View Count: 58 DOI Number 10.17220/mojet.2018.04.003 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


The computer programming knowledge requires high level problem solving skills. Complexity of programming language and the learning attributes, control focus, thought processes and individual differences like individual innovativeness characteristics (IIC), have an influence on the success of the students in programming. One of the methods in which information and communication technologies are utilized to secure student participation and retain learning is the blended learning method. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of the introduction to programming course which is designed by web-based blended learning method on the academic successes and contentment of the students with different individual innovative characteristics. The results of the research have indicated that the execution of the course with web-based online learning instruments, has positively impacted the academic success and motivation of the students. One other finding is that there are meaningful deviations between the pretest- posttest success scores within each group whose individual innovative characteristics are being pioneering, questioning and skeptical. Furthermore the analysis results have indicated that there is no meaningful difference between the three individual innovative with regards to achievement test.

Keywords

  • introduction to programming; individual inventiveness specifications; academic success; satisfaction; programming course; web based learning; blended learning; motivation
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