The effects of pen-based technology on undergraduate physics students' motivation, learning strategies, and achievement


GÖK T.

Energy Education Science and Technology Part B: Social and Educational Studies, vol.5, no.1, pp.295-308, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

Abstract

Tablet PCs have recently attracted attention as a potential tool for educational use. Several software which are DyKnow, Ubiquitous Presenter, InkSurvey, etc. for pen-based technology were developed. In this study, InkSurvey and Tablet PC technology to facilitate open-ended questions for real-time formative assessment were used. The primary aim of the present study was to explore the relationship between motivational, learning strategy, and academic performance of the physics students. For this purpose, The Motivational Strategies for Learning Questionnaire was applied to 62 students who enrolled Advance Electricity and Magnetism course as pre and post tests in one semester. According to the results obtained from the research, the post test scores reported for the motivation and learning strategy scales indicated that the students were confident that they had the necessary ability to accomplish and necessary skills to perform the tasks. Finally, it was observed that the achievement of the students increased. © Sila Science.