The Effect of Dynamic Web Technologies on Student Academic Achievement in Problem-Based Collaborative Learning Environment*

Volume 6 - Issue 1
AGAH TUGRUL KORUCU HASAN ÇAKIR
Pages: 92-108 Download Count : 329 View Count: 292 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


Some of the 21st proficiencies which are expected from people are determined as collaborative working and solving problem. In gaining these proficiencies, using collaborative solving problem based on social constructivism theory, which is among learning-teaching approaches is shown as a method. The importance of collaborative solving problem is that it is one of the the methods that allows for social constructivism in the class. In the education systems in which constructivist education programs are common, dynamic WEB technologies which support the teacher and students in learning and teaching processes have an important contribution to be BT integration process. In this study, ‘’Semi-Experimental Design model with First test-Lost test Control group’’ was used. The aim of this research is to determine the effect of dynamic web technologies on the academic achievement in problem-based collaborative learning environment. In the research, ‘’Academic Success Test’’ was applied as first test-last test as a data collecting tool. This research was conducted during the application periods of 8 weeks in 2012-2013 spring. The working group of the research was formed from 104 teacher candidates, 53 of whom were in second teaching (evening classes) and 51 of whom were in first teaching (day-time classes) in the 3rd class of Education Faculty Computer and Teaching Technologies Teaching department of a state university which is located in a metropolitan city. As a result of research, it was observed that students who learned with dynamic web technologies are more successful.

Keywords

  • ICT Integration
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Technology-Supported Collaborative Learning
  • Dynamic Web Technologies and Interaction
  • Academic Achievement
  • Online Learning
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