The Effect of Web-Based Instruction on Elementary Students' Academic Achievement

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Karadeniz A., AKPINAR E.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.40, no.177, pp.217-231, 2015 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 177
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.15390/eb.2015.2702
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-231
  • Keywords: Science education, Web-based instruction, Multimedia, Workbook, Teaching material, MULTIMEDIA, HEAT
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of web-based instruction with web-based instructional material, which covers"Matter and Heat" unit on 6th grade Science and Technology Course Workbook, on students' academic achievement. Nonequivalent control group, which is a model of Quasi-experimental method, was used in the study. The research was conducted with 102 sixth grade students attending two different primary schools in Artvin in spring semester of the 2010-2011 school years. As data collection tools, "Matter and Heat" unit achievement test was administered in two schools as pre-tests and post-tests and open-ended questions were used after implementation. Between the experimental and the control group students' post- test scores, significant differences were found in favor of the experimental group in which web-based instruction was used.