Title: Open Educational Resources (OER), Learning Enhancement and Attitude Improvement: An Experience From Higher Education in COVID Era
Stream: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
Saeid Safaei Movahhed, National Iranian Oil Company(NIOC), Iran
This study is based upon a plan to improve student teachers’ attitudes towards ICT application in their classrooms. A package is designed based on OER facilities which are somehow compatible with our infrastructures and allow us access. I integrated the package into one of my Teaching Strategies classroom as the experimental group, while the control group did pass the course without any flavor of OER (semi-experimental design). The study aimed at assessing if OER facilities may improve student teachers' attitude towards technology adoption and enhance their learning achievement in the Teaching Strategies course. A nested mixed methods design was adopted to not only test the research hypothesis, but to better represent how attitude and achievement may improve. For the quantitative part, a researcher-made attitude scale and an academic achievement test were conducted in pre and posttest phases (with alpha %72 for internal consistency and acceptable content validity) while field notes and interviews were used for data collection in the qualitative part. To analyze quantitative data, an independent t-test was used, while thematic analysis was adopted for analyzing the qualitative data (with member check for credibility). However, the t-test findings indicate significant attitude and learning improvement in the experimental group while the thematic analysis findings denote how the participants felt empowered by overcoming the unfounded technophobia.
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