Volume 5 - Issue 3

July 2017

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A New Tool To Facilitate Learning Reading For Early Childhood

Cita Puspitasari Subiyanto Subiyanto
Pages: 1-0

This paper propose a new android application creativity for early childhood learning reading. The description includes a design, development, and an evaluation experiment of an educational game for learning reading on android. Before developed the game, Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams, interfaces, animation, narrative or audio were designed. Hardware and software requirements were also determined. After designed the game, 2D objects created accordingly with the interface design. After that, the animation and narrative or audio created on these objects accordingly with the animation and narrative or audio design. The animation was given to these objects is translation, scaling, and rotation. To gave an action on the objects, ActionScript 3.0 added on these objects. Twenty-six students in kindergarten have participated in this evaluation experiment. Students were divided into two groups, i.e. an experimental group that learning with the developed android educational game and a control group that learning with a reading book. The result of development game is a 2D educational game that applying Belajar Membaca Tanpa Mengeja (BMTM) method. The game contains the rules, goals and objectives, outcomes and feedback, challenge, interactions and representations. The experiment results obtained that the post-test mean score of the experimental group is higher than the control group (the experimental group = 18.92 while the control group = 9.38) and the Gain score of the experimental group is 0.39, this score is in medium category. Finally, the android educational game can increase student’s reading ability, which in the medium category. So, the developed android educational game is a better alternative tool that can be used by early childhood for learning reading.

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English as a Foreign Language Students Attitudes towards the Utilization of iPad in Language Learning

Naser Jamil Alzaidiyeen
Pages: 0-0

The role of educational technologies, in the current processes of teaching and learning is becoming more prevalent and accepted in terms of being a mainstream pedagogical tool. During the past three decades, the use of information and communication technologies have found its way into English language classrooms. A quantitative design was utilized to examine university students' attitudes towards the use of iPads. A cross-sectional survey was conducted to obtain data from participants. The sample of this research comprised of 109 English language learners at Majmmah University. Gender, age, and students’ academic year were selected as student's demographic variables for this research. The data were analyzed by calculating frequencies, percentages and via conducting t-test and One-Way ANOVA. The analysis revealed that most of the participants had positive attitudes toward the use of iPads in language learning. It was found that there are no any statistically meaningful differences in the participants’ attitude toward the use of iPads in respect to gender, age and academic level. Some useful implications are discussed based on the research findings.

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Measuring Usability Compliance of an E-learning System: The Users’ Perspective, Nigeria

Olawale Kazeem Tijani
Pages: 0-0

This study assessed usability compliance of Opón-Ìmò Technology Enhanced Learning System (OTELS), Nigeria. Specifically, the study investigated: students’ satisfaction with the OTELS; its efficiency; retentiveness; learnability and capacity to reduce errors. Being a survey study, samples were drawn from six secondary schools across the three Senatorial districts of Osun state, Nigeria. 701 students were purposively selected as sampled for the study. A researcher-constructed questionnaire: Usability Compliant Questionnaire was used for data collection. The instrument was administered on 40 selected students outside the sample location through test-retest strategy; it yielded reliability value of 0.87 through Pearsons Product Moment Correlation statistics. Data were analysed with frequency counts and percentages to answer research questions one to five. Results revealed that 70% of respondents expressed satisfaction with the OTELS; 73% found the OTELS efficient; 68% found it retentive; 76% found the OTELS learnable; and 59% agreed that the OTELS is capable of reducing errors when in use.The study concluded that the OTELS is usable for learning among secondary school students in the state. It was recommended among others that Osun state government may constantly update the learning system to sustain its use among secondary school students.

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The Effect of The Teaching Practice Course on Pre-Service Elementary Teachers’ Technology Integration Self-Efficacy

Erhan Ünal Ahmet Yamaç Ahmet M. Uzun
Pages: 0-0

The aim of this study is to examine the effect of the teaching practice course on pre-service elementary teachers’ TISE level. In this research both qualitative and quantitative research methods were used. The participants were 43 pre-service elementary teachers from a state university in Turkey. In the quantitative part of the study, these pre-service elementary teachers filled in the TISE scale before and after the teaching practice course. Also, semi-structured interviews were carried out with 13 voluntary pre-service elementary teachers about the sources of TISE. The results indicated that the TISE level of pre-service elementary teachers was increased during the teaching practice course. The sources of pre-service elementary teachers’ TISE was discussed based on the sources of self-efficacy stated by Bandura.

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The Effects of Computer Algebra System on Undergraduate Students’ Spatial Visualization Skills in a Calculus Course

Fatih Karakuş Bünyamin Aydın
Pages: 0-0

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of using a computer algebra system (CAS) on undergraduate students’ spatial visualization skills in a calculus course. This study was designed on experimental method. The “one group pretest-posttest design” of method was taken as the research model. The participants were 41 sophomore students and 26 of which were female and 15 of which were male studying at an undergraduate program in the department of mathematics in the west Anatolia region of Turkey. In order to determine students’ spatial ability, The Purdue Spatial Visualization Test: Visualization of Rotation (PSVT-R) was used as the pre-test and post-test. This test was developed so as to consist of 30 multiple choice items and include the skills of mental rotation of object. The results of the study showed that using CAS in a calculus course had a positive effect on developing students’ spatial visualization abilities. Additionally, the result of the study showed that spatial visualization skills can be a predictor for success in a calculus course.

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Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology (MOJET) highlights the current issues in educational technology. MOJET is an international, professional referred journal in the interdisciplinary fields sponsored by Faculty of Education, University of Malaya.  This journal serves as a platform for presenting and discussing the emerging issues on educational technology for readers who share common interests in understanding the developments of the integration of technology in education. The journal is committed to providing access to quality researches raging from original research, theoretical articles and concept papers in educational technology.

In order to produce high quality journal, extensive effort has been put in selecting valuable researches that contribute to the journal. I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to editorial board, reviewers and researchers for their valuable contributions to make this journal a reality.

Professor Dr. Saedah Siraj

July 2017

Editor in chief