Effectiveness of Teaching Physics through Internet Using Blackboard Learning System on the Achievement in Physics Concepts amongst University Physics Students
Journal of Educational Sciences
This study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of teaching physics through the internet on the achievement of university students in Physics concepts compared with traditional method of teaching Physics. The sample of the study consisted of 54 third year physics students enrolled in "practical electronics" course during the scholastic year 2011/2012. Random assignment was used to distribute the two groups: one experimental group, consisting of 24 students, and one control group, consisting
... l group, consisting of 30 students To achieve the aims of the study, physics concepts test was prepared; reliability and validity were investigated for the test. The experimental group was taught the course through the internet using blackboard learning system whereas the control group was taught the same course using the traditional method. At the end of the course, the test was applied on both groups. Results indicated that there was statistically significant difference in the student's achievement in physics concepts test due to the teaching method, in favor of the experimental group. Results also indicated that there was no statistical significant difference in the student's achievement in physics concepts test due to interaction between the teaching method and gender (25 male, 29 female). In light of study findings, some recommendations were offered.