European Academic Research ISSN 2286-4822
ISSN-L 2286-4822
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Article Details :
Article Name :
Comparative Effects of Google Classroom and WhatsApp Discussion Strategies on University Students’ Performance in Computer Education
Author Name :
Amadi, Uchechukwu; Nwachukwu, Chioma
Publisher :
Bridge Center
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Abstract :
This study examined the effect of Google Classroom and Whatsapp groups discussion strategies on university students’ performance in Computer Education Course. The quasi-experimental pre-test post-test design was adopted and the population comprised 400 level undergraduate students with a sample size of 86 students who were randomly assigned into intact classes. The instrument for data collection was a 20-item researcher-made performance test titled: Computer Education Performance Test (CEPT). Face and content validity were done by experts in Curriculum Studies and Educational technology as well as Measurement and Evaluation while a pilot testing was adopted for the reliability which yielded a coefficient of 0.82 using Kuder-Richardson 21. The mean and standard deviation were conducted to answer the research questions while Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) as well as Post-Hoc were used to test hypotheses. Findings showed that the Google Classroom Discussion Strategy had the most effect on students’ performance followed by WhatsApp Group Discussion Strategy and finally Face-to-Face method.
Keywords :
Learning Management System, ICT, Education, WhatsApp Application, Google Classroom, Face-to-Face Method, Students’ Performance.

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