A comparison of the effects of problem-based learning and computer-assisted learning methods on student success in mechatronics education


KANDİLLİ İ. , KARAKAŞ E.

ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART B-SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, vol.4, no.2, pp.963-970, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART B-SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.963-970

Abstract

In this study, an experimental investigation with pre-test and post-test control groups was performed in which problem-based learning method and computer-assisted learning method were compared. The study was conducted on 18 students of computer-assisted learning group and 18 of problem-based learning group. In order to measure the student's success, a 25-question multiple choice test was used as a pre-test and a post-test. The findings obtained reveal that there is not a considerable difference between problem-based learning method and computer-assisted learning method. It has been determined that both of the applied methods increased the student success significantly.