International Journal of
Science and Technology Education Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6559
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 68

Full Length Research Paper

Effects of using simulation in e-learning programs on misconceptions and motivations towards learning

Yas A. Alsultanny
  • Yas A. Alsultanny
  • Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain
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Ahmed M. Nouby
  • Ahmed M. Nouby
  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
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Tala T. Al-Enazi
  • Tala T. Al-Enazi
  • Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain
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  •  Received: 16 September 2010
  •  Accepted: 26 June 2014
  •  Published: 31 August 2014

Abstract

 

The aim of this paper is to measure the effects of using simulation in e-learning programs on misconception and motivation towards learning for the college of education students in University of Kuwait. The course of Environmental Education was used as a case study. Experimental method was used in this study to answer the research questions. Three measurements were used in testing the research hypotheses: misconceptions measured by achievement test, student’s motivation towards learning measured by motivation Questionnaire, and student’s motivation towards the subject matter measured by a second questionnaire. The Blackboard was used in simulating chapters seven and eight of the course that was used in the case study.  The study implemented by using two groups; the first group is the experimental group, which consists of 34 students and the control group of 35 students. The results indicated that by using simulation for e-learning the misconceptions of the students were decreased; as a result achievement levels were raised. Findings showed no differences between the two groups; the experimental and control in terms of motivation towards learning the course of Environmental Education.

 

Key words: Motivations towards learning, misconceptions, e-learning, simulation.