Implementation of mobile based social and collaborative learning in improving the level of performance of students using web 2.0 tools. a case of Bindura University Of Science Education

Mavhemwa, Prudence M (2013) Implementation of mobile based social and collaborative learning in improving the level of performance of students using web 2.0 tools. a case of Bindura University Of Science Education.

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Abstract

The mobile phone has gained much popularity as a communication tool. Apart from communication, several uses have been discovered which include learning among other things. Mobile-learning platforms allow users to interact and collaborate with each other in projects and to share work in a social media as creators of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to the current computer based e-learning system where users are limited to the passive viewing of content that was created for them. The need for this research came from the realization that most students now own smart phones which they are using to join and use social networking platforms hence the need to harness the power of mobile phones and use it for learning purposes. A sample of 28 students was used to gather data. Fourteen students used the mobile learning system and other fourteen students used the traditional e-learning system. They both wrote the pre-test (test before exposure to the system) and post test (test after other 14 students have been exposed to the system). The tests written were used to assess the effectiveness of mobile -learning over the current e-learning 1.0 system. Paired-Sample T-Test was used to calculate the difference in mean values for both groups. Interviews and questionnaires were also used to collect data for the results. The results show that there was no difference in the mean values for the pre-test scores. On the other hand, the results show that there was an increase in their post test scores on the side of those who used the mobile platform. There was a significant increase in the mean scores for those who used the mobile system than for those who were not exposed to the system. The overall results showed that there was an increase in the level of performance of students through the use of the system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-learning, collaborative learning, web 2.0, social learning,
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > Bindura University of Science Education
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 14 May 2018 09:05
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 09:05
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/6306

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