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A Comparison of a Computer-Based and a Lecture-Based Computer Literacy Course: A Turkish Case

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Author(s): Varank, I.

Journal: Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education
ISSN 1305-8223

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 112;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Lecture-Based Instruction | Computer-Based Instruction | Computer Literacy | Motivation | Computer

ABSTRACT
Computer-based instructional applications are considered an effective alternative to traditional teachingmethods and today in numerous educational and training settings, interactive computer programs are used to teachyoung students and adults computer literacy skills. The purpose of this study is to compare the attitudes andmotivations of students who attended a computer-based in-class computer literacy course with the attitudes andmotivations of those who participated in a classical lecture-based computer literacy course. The results show that thereis no significant difference between computer-based instruction group students’ and lecture-based instruction groupstudents’ total attitudes scores. However, a significant instructional mode effect on students’ motivation was detected.
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